After our long weekend break, we began today with a debrief of the reading on Indian Slavery and your HAPP over the Richard Hakluyt document that you completed as homework. We then explored the other side of colonization with a Doc Block HAPP analysis of a letter written by and indentured servant, Richard Frethorne. After discussing our main take-away's from that document, we used some more raw materials of history, ships passenger lists, to draw some inferences about the makeup and nature of English Colonial societies in different parts of North America.
Tonight, you need to use the "Doing History with Jamestown Documents" resources found under Period 2 Activities to respond to the questions below in a brief paragraph, citing specific evidence from the resources to support your answer. You should also listen to the podcast on the Great Dismal Swamp (link found under Period 2 Activities) and be ready to discuss your thoughts at the beginning of class tomorrow.
One final note: ALL of the major assignment dates are now posted correctly on the class calendar on this website! Chapter 4 is now due on Friday of this week!
Jamestown Documents Response:
Look at each of the documents then hypothesize a plausible explanation for
the life expectancy of early Jamestown settlers.