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1607: A New Look at Jamestown epub

by Karen Lange


1607: A New Look at Jamestown epub

ISBN: 1426300123

ISBN13: 978-1426300127

Author: Karen Lange

Category: For Children

Subcategory: History

Language: English

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (February 13, 2007)

Pages: 48 pages

ePUB book: 1660 kb

FB2 book: 1395 kb

Rating: 4.6

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To my great surprise "1607: A New Look at Jamestown" is very honest about what took place in the early years of the . This situation has changed with the publication of Karen Lange's book, 1607: A New Look at Jamestown.

To my great surprise "1607: A New Look at Jamestown" is very honest about what took place in the early years of the settlement. This honest treatment of the story in a book addressed to young children is refreshing. In that sense this book is "revisionist". Lange, a journalist and writer with National Geographic Magazine, presents a brief history of the settling of Jamestown using new archaeological evidence to tell the story. The Foreword begins in this fashion: Many people feel that to discover the past, all you have to do is find a book, open the pages, and read a single story.

48 pages : 29 cm. 1607: A New Look at Jamestown is the ultimate book for the 400th anniversary of America's first settlement. With its expert appraisal of the latest archaeological evidence, this National Geographic title stands alone in its timely authority and its visual appeal. Author Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the very latest discoveries from the Jamestown site.

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Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. With expert appraisal of new archaeological evidence, this National Geographic title stands alone for timely authority and visual appeal. Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site.

Remembering Jamestown today.

Author Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the very latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. Follow the drama as three small ships from England reach the New World in the spring of 1607 with 104 souls onboard. The pages come alive with Ira Block's stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. At the edge of a powerful Indian confederacy, they settle in Jamestown and pave the way for the birth of our nation.

Life in the brand-new Jamestown colony in 1607 wasn’t easy. Jamestown Rediscovery is committed to supporting preservation, education, and the archaeological investigation of Historic Jamestowne, the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The settlers arrived full of hope-then hard times brought despair. Archaeological evidence offers the clearest glimpse yet of the most fascinating chapters in American history. Author or Authors: Karen E. Lange. org/commoncore for more information. 1607: A New Look at Jamestown is the last word on America's first colony.

In 1607: A New Look at Jamestown Lange presents the history of North America' first colony as revealed by archeological and other historic evidence. Jamestown has fascinated scholars for generations because of the mysterious fate of the first colonists to land there. Led by Captain John Smith with the mission of settling in Virginia and find a water route to Asia, 104 English citizens landed near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in May of 1607, built a fort, and then found themselves under attack by the native Algonquian.

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1607: A New Look at Jamestown. National Geographic Children's Books, 2007. No Lexile Found) Sakurai, Gail. 1607-A New Look At Jamestown. Just in time for the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, this well-illustrated volume presents information based on recent archaeology at the site of the original fort. She also discusses the Indians who lived in the area before the English settlement began and shows how their views of the settlers changed over the years.

1607: A New Look at Jamestown is the last word on America's first colony. With expert appraisal of new archaeological evidence, this National Geographic title stands alone for timely authority and visual appeal. Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. The text has been researched with the help of National Geographic grantee Dr. William Kelso. The pages come alive with Ira Block's stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. Compelling new theories, a National Geographic period map, and stunning reenactment photography take us back to Jamestown in 1607, where the course of our country's history changed forever.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Well written if brief book on this very early America.
A quality book from a production standpoint. Limited, but very good photographs. However, very little meaningful information provided to support the overall quality of the photographs. I think it would work well for school children. Too small (number of pages) for the price. I returned my copy for a refund.
The story of the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving is the feel good story of early Colonial America. For the first generation, the Native Americans and English colonists coexisted in a somewhat harmonious fashion. It is not until King Phillip's War that their relationship is radically transformed. On the other hand, the settlement of Jamestown is violent almost from the very beginning. There is the whole Pocahantus narrative which is a nice story but at the same time there is a lot of brutality taking place.

To my great surprise "1607: A New Look at Jamestown" is very honest about what took place in the early years of the settlement. This honest treatment of the story in a book addressed to young children is refreshing. In that sense this book is "revisionist". A clear eyed view of American history is not for every parent or child. If you are looking for a more upbeat take on early Colonial history, I would suggest Catherine O'Neill Grace's "Mayflower 1620" or "1621 a New Look at Thanksgiving". Fortunately, my nine year old son is mature enough to understand that American history can have both its good and bad sides. This a beautifully photographed and well written book and I recommend it for anyone who can hold an expansive view of American history.
Good supplement if you are teaching children about Jamestown. The images are well done.
The story of Jamestown is the story of a nation’s birth. The struggle was real, and not one of failures brought about by lazy gentlemen too incompetent and unwilling to work, as erroneously assumed for so long. New archaeological evidence proves otherwise, and National Geographic sets out this information in a beautifully presented volume of research, photography, and illustrations. This is a children’s book, however adults will undoubtedly be captivated, and in some cases shocked, as well.

1607 A New Look at Jamestown would be a valuable addition to any home or school library.
In a little under 50 pages, Ms Lange has captured the essence of what life was like in the New World in first decades of the 17th c. She provides an even-handed treatment of Native Americans, the strengths and follies of the English and the terrible ordeals that beset both groups. Her coverage of the most recent findings of archeologists show the misconceptions and biases that have crept into the history books over the ensuing centuries--until now. My 16 year old son used 1607: A New Look at Jamestown as one of his sources for a report in AP US history class, and it was a real eye-opener to him and to me. With wonderful photographs of found relics and recreated scenes, this book brings to life a period and a people who have always taken a back seat to the Pilgrim story. I would highly recommend this book to any parent of a child, pre-teen or teen that shows a curiosity for history. Rather than dumbing-down, Ms Lange dazzles.
When I was growing up in western New York, studying colonial America was about the Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock. It was not about Jamestown, even though the landing at Jamestown occurred 13 years earlier. I learned a lot about Jamestown upon moving to Virginia, and with the 400th anniversary this year, I've learned even more.

In recent years, finding text resources about Jamestown that present a true picture of colonization, warts and all, has been hard to find. This situation has changed with the publication of Karen Lange's book, 1607: A New Look at Jamestown. Lange, a journalist and writer with National Geographic Magazine, presents a brief history of the settling of Jamestown using new archaeological evidence to tell the story.

The Foreword begins in this fashion:
Many people feel that to discover the past, all you have to do is find a book, open the pages, and read a single story. That couldn't be farther from the truth. History is not static: It is not a single story. Simple discovery may only yield you one layer. To really begin to understand the multi-faceted stories that make up our past, you must dig beyond what we think we know. You must discover and then re-discover.

This volume takes these words to heart as it reveals the recent discoveries at the Jamestown archaeological site. Supported by an extensive bibliography of primary sources, Lange presents the grim reality that was the founding of this American colony. The narrative describes the settlers' struggles through the artifacts left behind. Color photographs of the dig site, found treasures, and historical reenactment scenes give readers a glimpse of what life was like for those who lived inside the Jamestown fort.

Lange does an especially good job of describing how native peoples were living when the settlers arrived, and how their arrival forever changed their way of life. Lange even highlights the response of the Paspahegh (Powhatan) descendants to the planned celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, noting:
"For the Indians, Jamestown is nothing to celebrate. To them, it meant the end of their ancestors' way of life."

I was completely enthralled by this book and found myself engaged by the remarkable, yet difficult history presented. Believe me, this is not the standard fare served up in history textbooks. Don't miss this amazing book on a bit of American history you only think you know. I highly recommend it.
I have spent a great deal of my student career as a history major focusing on the analysis of Jamestown. I am now working on my thesis on the subject seeking to understand what the colonists really faced, and how they were, or were not, prepared for their adventure. I have been looking for great sources on the new findings at the archeological site, and I must admit, this is NOT it. Great pictures, but limited content. This is, over all, not a great resource. But if you want something visually appealing to strike up a more in depth conversation, this is your book.