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Classroom use
Acorn Flour
For Writers



Resources for Writers, Researchers and Teachers

People often ask me questions like, “Are your books appropriate for my classroom?” or “Can you recommend some writing books for me?”

Here I’ve compiled a few sources.

Classroom Use” discusses the Jamestown Sky books as teaching material, what each book includes, discussion questions, etc.

My teenage daughter wrote the page on acorn flour after she and her sister tried grinding acorns for flour the same way that Joan, Tempie, and Maggie did. This has been one of the most popular pages on my website. Included is a recipe for how to make acorn flour and corn meal bread.

For Writers” is a list of my favorite books about creative writing.

Finally, Links” is a list of internet resources if you’d like to learn more about Joan’s home, life on ship, life at Jamestown, the Virginia Indian tribes and their websites, the first Africans in Virginia, and how to visit Virginia’s 17th century plantations today.

Further Reading about Jamestown

This is my go-to list for compiled information about Jamestown settlers and families as well as original lists and records.

Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5: Families A-F (Vol. 1)
John Frederick Dorman

Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5: Families G-P (Vol. 2)
John Frederick Dorman

Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5: Families Q-Z (Vol. 3)
John Frederick Dorman

Cavaliers and Pioneers; Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800
Nell Marion Nugent

The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660
Peter Wilson Coldham 

The Ferrar Papers (1590-1790)
Nicholas Ferrar
(available at the Library of Virginia and the Swem Library, College of William & Mary)

The First Republic in America; an Account of the Origin of This Nation, Written From the Records Then (1624) Concealed... 
Alexander Brown

The Genesis of the United States: A Narrative of the Movement in England, 1605-1616, Which Resulted in the Plantation... 
Alexander Brown

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles
John Smith

Hakluytus poshumus, or Purchas his pilgrims: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells… (Vols. I-IV)
Samuel Purchas

Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony: The First Decade: 1607-1617
Edward Wright Haile

Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia
H.R. McIlwaine

The Original Lists of Persons of Quality Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700: Localities... 
John Camden Hotten 

The Records of the Virginia Company of London (Vols. I-IV)
Susan Myra Kingsbury

The Virginia Colonial Records Project
Available online through the Library of Virginia

Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers: A Biographical Dictionary, 1607-1635
Martha W. McCartney 






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