Books & Media:

NOTE: The printed resources used in this unit are literary sources. They are books that the students will read in a literary capacity. These books are historical fiction, and being such are not entirely true to fact. However, they have do have an historical basis that the students can use to glean additional knowledge.

Bulla, Clyde Robert. Pocahontas and the Strangers. New York: Scholastic, 1988.
This book is a fictitious account of the life of Pocahontas from the beginning of colonization of Jamestown. It gives a wonderful account of the interactions of the Powhatans and the colonists, based in fact.

Bulla, Clyde Robert. A Lion to Guard Us. New York: HarperCollins, 1981.
This book is the account of three children who go to the Jamestown colony to find their father after the death of their mother. It describes life as a colonist, including the journey to the New World.



http://www.virtualjamestown.org Virtual Jamestown
This site provides an extremely comprehensive archive of activities, resources, lesson plans, and documents for those studying the Jamestown colony. Listed below are specific links to access this site:

John Smith's map of Virginia

Interactive Map of John Smith's voyages

John White's Engraving of Pomeiooc (an Algonkian Village) Includes Descriptions

John White’s Village of Pomeiooc in Virtual Reality

Virtual Jamestown Fort

http://www.virtualjamestown.org/jamestown_development/introduction.html Patterns of Settlement

Original Accounts (pay special attention to accounts by John Smith, George Percy, Henry Spelman, John Rolfe, Proceedings of the Virginia Assembly, Richard Frethorne, the Papers relating to Bacon's Rebellion, the different references to the Indian attacks, Robert Beverly)

Contracts of Indentured Servants

Lesson about the interaction of colonists and the Native Peoples

Lesson about the economics between the colonists and the natives

Timeline of first 90 days at fort (not the deaths)

Library of Congress special collection: The Capital and the Bay
Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region. This is a published account by Thomas Glover. It includes information on the production and desirability of tobacco, Native Americans, and a very interesting account of a mermaid in the Rappahannock River. Originally published in 1676.

Library of Congress: The Thomas Jefferson Papers.
This is a digital copy of a transcript of the Virginia Company of London's Charter.

University of Groningen, The Netherlands: A legible copy of the original Virginia Charter.

Jamestown Rediscovery Project: historical and archaeological information. Includes an interactive map that details the findings at the actual Jamestown site.