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Colonial Life

Explore the roles and daily chores of each family member that kept the farm running smoothly. Participate in a cooking activity on the re-created Revolution-era farm and analyze reproduction artifacts to compare life in 1700s Virginia to life in Virginia today. For grades 1 to 3. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “Excellent program to show students what

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Life of a Private

Why did the American Revolution succeed? Students investigate causes of the Revolutionary War and learn what life was like for those serving in the Continental Army – not just as soldiers, but also as civilians. Students explore the reasons Americans won the war and the struggle to create a new nation. The program includes a visit to the re-created Continental Army encampment, Revolution-era farm,

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Yorktown Guided Tour

Experience life in Revolutionary War Virginia. How did farmers, soldiers, and statesmen navigate the unknown as they worked to shape American democracy? Learn about daily life in the 18th-century in our recreated continental Army encampment, Revolution-era farm, and gallery spaces. For all ages. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “This was excellent!  We have not c

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Dig Deeper: Kindling a Spark

In the re-created Powhatan village and James Fort, students compare cultures as they discover the sometimes surprising ways the Powhatan Indians and English settlers used fire in early colonial Virginia.  Students apply physics principles to test fire starting using English flint and steel and a bow drill used by some American Indian groups. Students work to produce a spark and then compare the tw

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Powhatan’s People

Keep the focus on the history and culture of the Powhatan Indians as students explore the re-created Powhatan Indian Village to figure out their technology, visit the river to learn how they used the waterways and examine artifacts in the gallery to discover what happened to the Powhatan Indian lands after the English arrival in 1607. For kindergarten to 1st grade. Program complies with VA Soc

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People, Plants, and Animals

Students use their senses to discover and analyze objects, observe, identify and make simple classifications, and examine how people affected change on the natural resources in the area. For grades 1 to 3. Program complies with VA Social Studies and Science Standards of Learning.    “The program was engaging and interactive!  The wolf/deer game was our favorite.” - 1st Grade Elementary

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Jamestown Guided Tour

Take in the incredible history of America’s first permanent English settlement on this interactive tour. Each group is led by a professional museum educator who will ask questions and pose problems that help students connect to the people and events of Jamestown’s history from multiple perspectives. Along the way, they’ll engage in activities in the recreated Powhatan Indian Village, ships, and Ja

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Pick an exciting focus for your school or adult group – Powhatan Indians, English Settlers, or When Cultures Collide! You can also customize the length of your tour, at one or two hours. Not available in November or April. Limited to two classes at a time. For all ages Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “This program gave my students a wonderful ha

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Cultures at Jamestown

How did their interactions shape American history and life in the United States today? Through exploration of the re-created Powhatan Village, ships, and fort, students use artifact analysis and collaboration to compare the technology, ideas, and knowledge of the 3 cultures to discover the impact, both positive and negative, these societies had on each other. For grades 4 and up. Great for adult g

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Little Powhatans

Students compare their lives to those of Powhatan Indian children 400 years ago. Practice hunting skills, gather walnuts, work in the garden and explore the re-created Powhatan Indian Village for clues about shelter, clothing, and cooking. Take a trip through the gallery to find Chief Powhatan and Pocahontas. For kindergarten and 1st grade. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of L

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