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Quadricentennial Minutes – Powhatan and Pocahontas

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – The Voyage

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – International Trade

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – Africans

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Using Primary Sources: John Pory’s Proceedings from the 1619 Assembly

How Do We Know What We Know About Representative Government? LESSON PLAN Grade Level Upper Elementary and Middle School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; Civics & Economics US1; VS.3.a; VS.10.a; CE.2.b; CE.4; US1.4.b; US1.5 Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking; Organizing Information; Making Connections; Demonstrate Comp

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‘So Fitt a Messenger’—How John Pory’s ‘Proceedings’ Got to London

By Nancy Egloff, Historian, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation An English man-of-war, the White Lion, played an important role in not just one, but two significant events in Virginia in 1619. In late August 1619 the ship sailed into Point Comfort (present-day Hampton) with “twenty and odd Negroes,” bringing the first recorded Africans to Virginia. Piloted by Englishman Marmaduke Rayner, it entered t

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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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