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The Jamestown Journey (Chester Comix with Content)

Bentley Boyd (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

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Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Chester Comix

Language: English

ISBN: 1933122048

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x .2 inches

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JAMESTOWN JOURNEY
The sailor who helped plant the first permanent English settlement in North America was a real Pirate of the Caribbean! The businessmen who paid for the colony wanted to discover gold. Captain John Smith never married Pocahontas. And the colony never made its own coins – so people traded tobacco leaves. Find the true story of British America’s beginning in this funny, colorful graphic novel which will excite young readers, prepare students for further learning about history, and give kids insight into current events.

CHAPTER 1: A HOUSE FOR BURGESSES
Spanish settlements are spread across the Americas, sending piles of gold back to Europe. England wants to establish an American colony to increase its own wealth and power. The attempt at Roanoke had failed to find gold, make peace with the Indians, or even survive. Now at the beginning of a new century, the hopeful English are ready to invest in a new try on the shores of America. But who will be in charge to make sure the mistakes of Roanoke are not repeated?

-What did the Virginia Company seek?
-Who was in charge at Jamestown?
-When did Jamestown almost end?
-When did the House of Burgesses begin?
-Why were they called “burgesses?”

CHAPTER 2: CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
A famous English pirate is the sailor in charge of the three ships bringing the first settlers to Jamestown. Captain Christopher Newport has captured many Spanish riches for his country. Now he must build from scratch an English base in the Americas. What will he find when his explorations make him one of the first Europeans to reach the Fall Line of the James River?

-Was Christopher Newport a pirate?
-Who did Newport really work for?
-When did Jamestown colony begin?
-What did Newport find on the James?
-How often did Newport visit Jamestown?

CHAPTER 3: JOHN SMITH'S SIDES
The gentlemen at Jamestown lack some skills necessary to provide for themselves. Many settlers die of starvation and disease as they wait for the next supply ships from England to bring them food. The forced work program and strong leadership of Captain John Smith help ensure the survival of Jamestown — even though his methods leave plenty of room to debate whether he is a hero or not.

-Did Smith say: No work, no food?
-Did Powhatan try to kill Smith?
-Why did John Smith leave Virginia?
-Will the real John Smith stand up?

CHAPTER 4: TOBACCO'S TALE
With no gold in sight, John Rolfe begins to wonder if the Native American’s tobacco plants can save Jamestown as an economic venture. Tobacco is a cash crop: it is grown to sell for money rather than for use by the growers. And it sells so well in England and Europe that it literally becomes the colony’s money. But successful tobacco planting depends on a lot of labor. Who will work in hot, humid summer days to grow this golden leaf?

-Did tobacco save Jamestown?
-Were the first Africans in Virginia slaves?
-What did Virginians barter with?
-Was America for interdependence?
-Why did Virginians boycott England?
-How did Virginia pay for war?

About Chester Comix:
The Comix with Content Series follows the adventures of a lovable Chesapeake blue crab named Chester as he learns about history and economics. Each comic book in the series is broken down into 4 related stories. Watch as your kids build a framework of history in their memories through this highly visual and engaging approach.