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Secrets of the Dead

Grade Levels: 9 - 12
Core Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
Length: 00:56:40
Website: http://www.uen.org/emedia
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As they set sail from London to the distant shores of America in December 1606, the men and boys onboard the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery surely expected the best from their adventure. They'd establish a British settlement, find gold and silver, a passage to the Orient, and, perhaps, the lost colony of Roanoke. The explorers, funded by a group of London entrepreneurs called the Virginia Company, could not have anticipated the fate that actually awaited most of them: drought, hunger, illness, and death.

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