Essential Question

Explain the harsh realities of survival in Colonial America.


This week, we read multiple primary sources including a letter from the Spanish Ambassador to the King of Spain warning him that Jamestown was suffering harshly; the colonists going so far as to resort to cannibalism.

Find interesting examples of food. not made of people, that the colonists of Roanoke and Jamestown would have eaten using the article from SoYummy as your source.

Share five examples in your blog, including the name of the food and a picture that helps explain the item.

Necessary Materials

17 Foods People Really Ate in Colonial Times

Jump Start Example

Eel Pie

Our Maker's Acres Family Farm: Fricasseed Frogs and Eel Pie

Eels were caught by the colonists in lobster traps and then baked into savory pies.