The Jamestown Colony Disaster

A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In 1607, settlers from England established the Jamestown colony in North America. Unfamiliar with the land, they struggled to find food, and many fell victim to disease. As tension grew between the settlers and Powhatan American Indians who had lived on the land for generations, violence broke out. Would the Jamestown colony end in failure?

To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did the settlers’ attitude toward the Powhatan tribes result in violence? Did the settlers’ search for gold blind them to the need for other necessities? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

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978-1-51241-116-4
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF025170, JNF025190, JNF051160
Dewey 975.5/4251
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 710
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183869
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[W]ithout being too gratuitous, gory, or sensational . . . [this series] will help students understand the impact of each disaster on history. . . . A strong choice for pleasure reading and report writing.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Marcia Amidon Lusted has written 130 books and more than 500 magazine articles for young readers. She is a freelance editor and writing instructor, as well as a musician. She lives in New Hampshire.

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