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This Explorable Scene provides a first-hand experience of what Colonial America may have been like for European
settlers: a vast land settled by Spanish, Dutch, French and English immigrants who established colonies such as St.
Augustine, Florida; Jamestown, Virginia; and Roanoke, in present-day North Carolina. This scene shows you the type of
living conditions, infrastructure and tools early European settlers had when they first arrived in America. Start your journey
inside the colonial town and explore their way of life; venture outside, towards the ships, to see how important coastal
access truly was during the 1600s.

This supporting document provides three focus points, which teachers may want to use to scaffold and guide their students through this experience. The second page outlines how teachers can use this explorable scene in history, geography, social studies and design technology.