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Jamestown

Jamestown

Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Jamestown & Early Colonial VirginiaTeacher Pass

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


  1. Big Picture
    • In what ways did the Virginia colony eventually deviate from the plans of visionaries like Hakluyt?
      • Why did the colonists deviate from the plan?
      • Is this typical?
        • Does "reality" generally distort the more complex/utopian plans of visionaries?
    • What role do visionaries play in history?
    • Who are the visionaries of our society today?