by National Park Service


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Settling a New World: The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island" by National Park Service.

In “Settling a New World: The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island,” this informational text provides insight into the first (failed) English colony in North America.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Fear & Paranoia, Loneliness & Isolation, and Man vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "How does fear drive action?", "Who's in control: man or nature?", and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: