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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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Primary Source: Alamandini’s “Queen Njinga of Ndongo”

Primary Source Image Citation “Queen Njinga of Ndongo (1582-1663) Presented to the Portuguese Governor,” Engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2002.20.  Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.3e, VUS.2b Me

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Primary Source: King George III’s Coronation Portrait

Primary Source Image Citation “State Portrait of George III in Coronation Robes,” by Allan Ramsay, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. JYF2009.2. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VUS.4c, US1.6c, VS.5b Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies Summary and Significance This coronation portrait announces King George III’s succession to the supreme pow

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Primary Source: Diallo Portrait

Primary Source Image Citation Portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, attributed to William Hoare, circa 1733, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2014.4. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VUS.3c; US1.4c; US1.5d Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies Summary and Significance This painting portrays Ayuba Suleiman Diallo. It is one of two versions of

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Primary Source: Alamandini’s “Woman Hoeing”

Primary Source Image Citation “Woman Hoeing,” engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2002.20. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.3e, VUS.2b Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies

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Primary Source: Alamandini’s “Portuguese Priests Baptizing Africans”

Primary Source Image Citation “Portuguese Priests Baptizing Africans,” Engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2002.20. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.3e, VUS.2b Meets National Standards of Learning

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Primary Source: Alamandini’s “Blacksmithing”

Primary Source Image Citation “Blacksmithing,” engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2002.20. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.3e, VUS.2b Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies

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The Quartering Acts

On the morning of October 20, 1768, Sheriff Greenleaf of the town of Boston forcibly entered the Manufactory House. He was there to evict the people living inside so that the building could be turned into barracks for soldiers. In an ironic twist, he was detained by the residents instead. He called out for help, and British soldiers came to his aid, freeing him and surrounding the Manufactory Hous

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Virginia and the Ratification of the Constitution

LESSON PLAN Grade Level High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia and US History; Civics and Economics; Virginia and US Government Standards of Learning: VUS.5a; VUS.5c; CE.2a; CE.2b; GOVT.2f; GOVT.4a Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Demonstrating Comprehension; Exercising Civic Responsibility; Comparing and Contrasting

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FOCUSED: What Can Images of Virginia Indians Tell Us About Cultural Resilience?

[caption id="attachment_38087" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Pamunkey school children posed in front of clapboard school building on the Pamunkey Reservation, Virginia. 1919; Frank Speck photograph collection, N12754; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.[/caption] LESSON PLAN Grade Level Upper Elementary, Middle Standards and Skills Virginia Sta

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