Friday, November 21, 2008

Jamestown Resettled

The colonists at Jamestown lived (and died) through a variety of choices, both good and bad. Now is your chance to see if you could do better. History Globe's The Jamestown Online Adventure is your chance to pit your intelligence against the intelligence of the original settlers. Can you do a better job? Click this link to try.

After you have tried to out-think the original colonists, print out your conclusion and put it in your folder.

Leave a comment about what you learned.

29 comments:

cole said...

i learned that what Jamestown did to survive.

Samantha said...

Sammy & Amber say that game was cool and awesome but the settlers had to really think about where they were going to live and what they were
going to do.

Emalyn and Karla said...

We have learned that the settlers need to be careful about where they build there fort.If you build your fort in the coast you could probably die because we are surrounded by Indians.

Suzanne & Abby said...

We learned that we should have better protection and better food supply.We also learned that where you put your fort matters a lot and you shouldn't look for gold because it is fools gold.Also you should hunt and fish more.Living in Jamestown was tough but thankfully we made it.

Audy and Anna said...

I learned that you have to watch where you put you fort and what you planted and where you lived .you had to watch what you did

Alec and cole said...

I learned that is was hard to survive at Jamestown. They had to work hard to keep it clean, look for food, to get fresh water. They always worried about the Indians and the Spanish. the fort and wild animal.And many dieses.

Devin and Jose said...

We learned how to stay alive and what to plant by the help of the Powhatan Indians.

Amy&Elizabeth said...

What we have learned that people at Jamestown suffered. They should have planted crops instead of searching for gold. Wealth isn't everything!

Alex L. Alex H. said...

Alex H. and Alex L. learned that settlers had to choose the right spot to grow food,hunt for deer,and keep the colonists healthy.We know if we were those colonists we would all have to learn to survive.We also learned that the colonists had to build a strong town,village,or a wooden fort,also you need the right food like corn,wheat,and instead of tobacco you should plant sassafras.That's what we learned.

Edna and Wendy said...

We learn that we have to build the fort wear it could be safe.If you going to feed the them feed them feed right.

Zeke and Cruz said...

we learned that you need a strong fort to defend them from the Spanish and the Indians.It was a good idea to become friends with the Indians. they were always worried that they would be attacked by the Spanish.

Parker and Seth said...

We learned that we would have made good governors. We have made a huge success in our making of Jamestown. We have learned that survival is better than looking for wealth, like the 1606 Jamestown settlers.

kayla&sergio said...

I say the game was good and fun but the settlers had to really really think where they were going and that the weren't just going to spend all there time looking for gold.

Natalia and Slendy said...

We have learned that the settlers needed to be careful with the choices that they made.They didn't plant corn,tobacco and wheat.Jamestown settlers had to go threw difficult
times because they had to deal with illness, Indians attaking them and running out of food.The game was fun we learned allot.

Smantie and Terry said...

We learned that the settlers of Jamestown should have planted corn instead of looking for gold. They needed to hunt and fish so they would have had enough food. They shouldn't have built their fort in a marsh.

Alex M. & Maria said...

I learned that Jamestown had plant. Corn, Tobacco, and wheat. It had many deaths and had guns, ax.

Michael and Kelsi said...

What we learned about Jamestown from this game is interesting! If the colonists didn't spend alot of their time searching for gold they might of made it.Instead of planting tobacco the colonists should of
planted corn,and should of settled
in the woodland area.

Nathan and Gavin said...

We`ve learned that the colonists really had to think ahead of time and they need to be careful where they put the fort.They should had been fishing,hunting and planting crops instead of looking for gold.

kyle & Saul said...

We learned that trading with the Powhatan Indians provides you with a refined form of tobacco P.S THE GAME WAS FUN & LEARNING.

Rosa/ Rubecca/Megan said...

we learned that where Jamestown was not a good place. The land was swampy and there were lots of mosquitoes. They should have planted more foods that they could eat. Trading with the Indians was successful. It was good that they got along.

Cesar and Tyler said...

We learned that they should have planted sassafras,corn,wheat,tobacco,and they should have sent part of a group to search for gold and another group to go hunting.

Emily and Marlene said...

We learned that trading with the Indians was a good idea, because we got several bunches of corn. We learned that planting 3 different crops was also a good idea. We learned that hunting and fishing was also a good idea. We were successful because we had many good food supplies and we offered to trade.

Nikita and Yesenia said...

We have learned that the Powhatan people can be really nice if we don't attack. We also learned that they hared time to choose were to they wanted to stay.

Vanessa'n'Kenzie said...

We learned that building a town was not a good idea because it does not protect us from attackers.We also learned that the men needed to work just like the women.

ana .b and sarah.m said...

We have learned that the farther south you go you have a better life.We have also leaned it was hard to survive and we would not be able to live back then.The game was fun!

Blake&Yengshi said...

We learned that Jamestown should have made someone go build a wooden fort in the best place to plant crops and good hunting place and no wet land.

Ana S and Sarah F said...

We learned that trading was a good way to make peace with the Powhatan Indians.We also learned that hunting and farming were a good way to keep us healthy and our colony to succeed.

Miguel and Kenneth said...

We learned that Jamestown was successful. They planted tobacco to sell and traded with the Indians. Life was hard for the settlers. The water was salty and bad for them because they built their fort in a swamp. They should have built their fort somewhere else.

Alex,Jesus,Israel said...

We learned that Jamestown people were getting sick and they did not have allots of crops.