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What did the English bring to Jamestown?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.3, VS.4 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies. LESSON OVERVIEW Objective: There are very few detailed re

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Government and Leadership Tour

What did it take to be a leader in the Powhatan, English or African cultures? On this two-hour tour of the gallery and outdoor areas, students participate in hands-on activities and role play to answer the question, “What makes a good leader?” Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “A lot of students, myself included, might not of had much knowledge about Jamestown.  I

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African American Gallery Sampler Tour

Discover the fascinating culture of the first documented Africans in colonial Virginia, who arrived in 1619. On this one-hour tour of the Jamestown gallery, you’ll examine fascinating works of art and artifacts and learn the story of how slavery developed in 17th c. Virginia. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “I learned so much that will be valuable to me as a

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Why did some colonial Virginians continue to support the King?

[caption id="attachment_24996" align="aligncenter" width="773"] Dunmore's Proclamation, Library of Congress[/caption] Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questi

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Why did some colonial Virginians seek independence?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies. LESSON OVE

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How did relations between Britain and the colonies change after the French and Indian War?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies. LESSON OVE

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What was everyday life like in colonial Virginia?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School   STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies.

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Seeds of Plenty

What do corn, tobacco, flax, and sage all how in common? Find out how crops and herbs – medicinal, practical, culinary and cash crops alike – all shaped life in Virginia as you explore our Revolution-era farm. Perfect for adult groups. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “This program was perfect for my students. It aligned with the state standards and pro

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Yorktown Gallery Sampler Tour

Are you a patriot or a loyalist? Find out which side of the Revolution you stand on as you explore our state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and displays in our gallery. Learn about the people, politics and issues that founded the United States of America. For all ages. Great for adults! Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “This was a really good tour for

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Revolution and the New Nation

What challenges faced the Founding Fathers as they struggled to form a new nation? Discover how George Washington and other Founding Fathers won the Revolutionary War and created the foundational documents of the United States of America, including the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and Constitution. Students engage in role play and document analysis as they take sides in t

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