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A Day in the Life

  Learn about the daily lives of Powhatan women in the 17th century through this interactive quiz.

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Summer History Camps

2022 Programs Full History camps return safely this Summer 2022 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, with enhanced protective measures and interactive learning opportunities for children age 4 to those who have just completed 1st-3rd grades and 4th-5th grades, offering two- and three-day on-site educational programs designed to inspire engagement with early Am

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Angelo

[jwplatform dlEPTyHg] Angelo Video Script From 1618 to 1620 the Portuguese fought the people of Ndongo in western Africa. Thousands of Africans were abducted and killed by African warlords and mercenaries employed by the Portuguese in Angola. Many were marched from their villages to the port of Luanda. Some escaped. Some died. They were often kept in terrible conditions for m

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Tomocomo

[jwplatform ntuwISXH][jwplatform ntuwISXH]     Tomocomo  video Script [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="175"] Wahunsonacock, Chief Powhatan photo 1607. A Nation Takes Root[/caption] Uttamatomakkin, also known as Tomocomo, was a priest-counselor to Chief Powhatan. Matachanna, his wife, was Pocahontas’ half-sister. Tomocomo’s homeland was Tsenacommacah

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Ann Burras

[jwplatform rn2IGkx4] Ann Burras video Script The first English women arrived in Virginia when Captain Christopher Newport brought two to Jamestown on his second supply ship in October of 1608. Ann Burras — an unmarried young woman in her teens — accompanied Mistress Forest as her maid. Mistress Forest had come with her husband (probably Thomas — listed among the s

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King James I

[jwplatform 3GUUXJAz]   King James video Script [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200"] Portrait of King James as a young man, 1595[/caption] James was born in 1566, the son of Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley. He was King of Scotland (as James VI) for 36 years before becoming King of England in 1603 — and the first in the British royal line of Stuarts. Ja

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Thomas Savage

[jwplatform e37NWUtf]     Thomas Savage video script In 1621, John Pory wrote: “This Thomas Savage… hath served the public without any public recompense, yet had an arrow shot through his body in that service." Thomas Savage left England at the age of 13 to cross the Atlantic with Captain Christopher Newport, arriving in Virginia on the first supply ship in 1608, eight

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Summer History Camps

2022 Programs History camps return safely this Summer 2022 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, with enhanced protective measures and interactive learning opportunities for children age 4 to those who have just completed 1st-3rd grades and 4th-5th grades, offering two- and three-day on-site educational programs designed to inspire engagement with early America

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Scouting Merit Badges

Choose from one of three programs that will support the completion of the following merit badges: American Cultures, Virginia Indians or American Heritage. Cultures at Jamestown – Through an interactive guided tour at Jamestown Settlement, Scouts are introduced to the Powhatan Indians, English Settlers and West Central Africans. Discover how the ideas and knowledge of these 3 cultures impact, b

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How Do We Know What We Know? — Analyzing Pictures

[caption id="attachment_24323" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Pocahontas, copy of 1616 engravingby Simon van de Passe[/caption] Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Elementary STANDARDS AND SKILLS Virginia Standards of Learning 2.3, VS.3, VS.4 Using information sources, Making connections, Questioning and critical thinking skills, Demonstrating Comprehension This lesson also meets nati

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