The Mystery at Jamestown is a serialized newspaper story adapted from a novel by internationally acclaimed author Carole Marsh. The adventure begins when relics are missing from the Jamestown archaeological dig. Follow Grant (7) and Christina (10) as they and their friends follow the clues to find the thief!
This mystery conveys a wealth of historical facts about Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, Virginia, and the birthplace of our nation.
2007 is the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, and this story is a great way to introduce history and the celebration to your students.
The story consists of 19 chapters, is written on a 4th grade level, and averages about 800 words per chapter. You may run them on any schedule you like to lead up to the May 2007 anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
Betty White, Newspapers in Education, Richmond Times-Dispatch, says, "We are getting good feedback on the story. In fact, some teachers didn't see our promotions, but once they saw a couple of chapters, they ordered the story for their classes!"
Paul Crowner, the Newspapers in Education Manager with The Chronicle in Centralia, Washington, says, "With me, I hope you will look forward to the next 19 Mondays as each new chapter is published, as we celebrate 'a birthday of America.'"
For more information, please phone Camille Chasteen at 800-536-2438, Ext. 44 or email email@example.com.
Download the first three chapters HERE (approximately 33 KB).