This large, flat rock in Estabrook Park with its two deep oval-shaped hollows was said to have been used by early Native Americans to grind corn. Once this was an important historic attraction for the park but now has seemingly been forgotten. Milwaukee’s earliest settlers, 2,000 years ago.
In 1857, 110 settlers would establish the first English colony on the island of Roanoke, VA. Shortly after, they would all disappear, and their fate remained a mystery for centuries. Now, in the present day, Ben uncovers a startling secret: he and his family are descendants of the "lost" colony. To unlock the mystery, he will undertake a perlious journey through dark family secrets and American history itself. Reading Literature Strands: RL.9-10.1, 2, 3, 4, 5; RL.11-12.1,2,3,4,5,6;
Before Jamestown and Plymouth, the English attempted to forge a colony at Roanoke. Within three years, it had disappeared, leaving a mysterious clue behind. What really happened to the Roanoke settlers?
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is remotely located 2,000 miles off the coast of Tahiti. The original settlers of the island were Polynesians who migrated to the far-off land between 400 and 600 BC. They built many shrines and statues, called moai, from stones quarried throughout the island including a volcano site. Researchers still question exactly how the large stones were moved.
The 1607 site of the first permanent English settlement in North America has given up new secrets and an intriguing mystery as the 400-year-old graves of four “high status” settlers have been found inside the remains of the colony’s church in James Fort.
In 1690, French traders unexpectedly came across a mysterious settlement in southern Appalachia. They reported that the people there lived in log cabins and had unusual olive skin and facial features reminiscent of Europeans. Since they resembled the North African merchants that the French had done business with in Europe, they assumed they had stumbled on a colony of Moors...
Paiute tribes told of an ancient giant people as tall as 12-feet with red hair. These huge warriors were fierce and powerful. The Pauites told settlers that when there were only a few of the giants left, they chased them into a cave where they filled the opening with brush and burned it. At one point, an earthquake filled the opening of the cave. In 1911 in the Lovelock Cave in Nevada, the cave was unearthed. It contained 2 skeletons with red hair; the female was 6.5' & the male was 8 feet…