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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: 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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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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What Happened at the Boston Massacre?

[caption id="attachment_37373" align="alignleft" width="307"] “The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King-Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a Party of the 29th Regt.” Paul Revere, 1770. Courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery.[/caption] The image to the left is probably the most famous image of the Boston Massacre. It was engraved by Paul Revere about two weeks after the Boston Massacre happened.

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How Did Women’s Fight for Freedom Impact the Law in Early America?

LESSON PLAN Grade Level Upper Elementary; Middle; High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; US History 1; Virginia and US History Standards of Learning: VS.4a; US1.5b; US1.5d; VUS.2b; VUS.3c Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Making

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How Did Colonial Women Demonstrate Their Patriotism?

  LESSON PLAN Grade Level Elementary; Middle; High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; U.S. History 1; Virginia and US Government VUS.2; VUS.3; GOVT.2.d; GOVT.3 Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Making Connections; Exercis

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Just a Pinch of Salt

"First there is salt, without which practically nothing is edible." Plutarch (46-120 AD) Today, we take salt for granted. It is a common condiment — inexpensive and readily available to sprinkle on our foods. But it hasn’t always been that way. As Mark Kurlansky expressed in his 2002 study on the topic, "from the beginning of civilization until about 100 years ago, salt was one of the most

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Quadricentennial Minutes – Religion

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 – Profit Motive

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 – John Smith

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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