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Why did the Virginia colonies fail?

VirginaDisease, suspicion, starvation, murder and Walter Raleigh.

The story of England’s first two American colonies has it all.

This enquiry asks your students to think about the reasons why the first two attempts at colonisation in Virginia failed.

The class will consider the relative importance of the challenges facing the colonists before using their knowledge to answer an exam question at the end.

Remember to download the correct version for the specification you are following as the exam questions vary!

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