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Roanoke Revisited Unit 8

Take a look "On the Lighter Side"

Many reactions to, and interpretations of, the Roanoke voyages by writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry over the centuries have been captured in print. Additionally, an arts-based approach to the study of the Roanoke colonies can expand and enlighten the student in his or her understanding and appreciation of the peoples who began an English-speaking America. Listed below are resources and additional informational flyers that will help teachers and students further explore this fascinating period of English exploration and colonization. Check regularly for completion of the subjects below and for newly added flyers that expand our understanding of the Roanoke colonies.

The Roanoke Voyages in Literature

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Did You Know?

Freedman Colony reenactor and descendent, John Wise

Roanoke Island became a safe haven of Freedom for escaped slaves when the Union seized the island during the Civil War. As a result, the first and largest Freedmen's Colony in North Carolina was established to prepare these African Americans for a new life after the war. More...