FC: The Time Traveler's Guide To Colonial Virginia
1: Table of Contents Preface 1. Who are Your People 3. What to know before you grow 5. Works Cited
4: Preface An introduction to a book, typically stating its subject, scope, or aims. give the reader an idea of the purpose of the book. What will they learn? How do you hope to help them?
5: Who Are Your People? Establishing a Believable Backstory According to the SOL framework, “Virginia and the Southern colonies had a social structure based on family status and the ownership of land.” | Because my job is to write a guide book that covers all the information in the SOL, I would need to write an article about the importance of family status that also provides information a time traveler would need to blend into society. The traveler would be asked about his family and would need to give believable information. I would need to research how land related to status, how much land important families owned, etc. | 1
6: Left: Shirley Plantation. Above: Family Tree of the Shirley family | 2
7: The SOL framework states that, “ Virginia and the other Southern colonies developed economies in the eastern coastal lowlands based on large plantations that grew ‘cash crops’ such as tobacco, rice, and indigo for export to Europe. Farther inland, however, in the mountains and valleys of the Appalachian foothills, the economy was based on small-scale subsistence farming, hunting, and trading.” Because a time traveler would need to know how to make a living, I would cover this part of the SOL by talking about job opportunities in farming. I would explain how the large plantations operated that grew tobacco and how the small farms in the valleys and mountains survived. | What to Know before You Grow Cash Crops in Virginia | 3
8: Previous page: Tobacco plantation. This page: Harvesting tobacco in Virginia
9: Works Cited Cirro Cumulus - Houses on a Tobacco Plantation, Virginia, C.1830-40 (w/c on Paper) . Watercolour on Paper. Encyclopdia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Oct 2014. Governor's Palace, Georgian Architecture in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America, North America. Photography. Encyclopdia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Oct 2014. Harvesting Tobacco In Early Virginia. Photographer. Encyclopdia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Oct 2014. Kenmore House. Photography. Encyclopdia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Oct 2014. http://quest.eb.com/#/search/300_3372887/1/300_3372887/cite