Teaching Resources for Your Classroom
Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality
materials to assist you in teaching eighteenth-century life, including:
THE STONE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
(Poster and Lesson Activities)
In 1820, William J. Stone was comissioned to create an official facsimile of the Declaration. His copperplate engraving was used to produce 201 parchment copies, only 31 of which are known to survive. Pat and Jerry Epstein of Los Angeles, California, donated a Stone copy of the Declaration to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for public display. This high-quality reproduction of the Stone Declaration is suitable for classroom display or framing. Each 28 x 36 inch poster comes with historical background information and suggested lesson activities.
$9.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS...: AND OTHER WORDS THAT MADE AMERICA
By Paul Aron
In this interesting and entertaining collection of 50 historically powerful quotes, author Paul Aron shares the real story behind some of our nation's most legendary words and explores why they still inspire us today. Learn why Patrick Henry may never have said "If this be treason, make the most of it" and Paul Revere never said "the British are coming." Learn where Benjamin Franklin found his "Poor Richard" proverbs and Thomas Jefferson his "self-evident" truths. Discover who changed the Preamble of the Constitution from "We the States" to "We the People" and how George Washington's "I can't tell a lie" spread throughout the land.
Hardcover, 256 pages, $18.95. Available for order in the Williamsburg Marketplace.
As 1776 approaches, Williamsburg is about to be a city at war. A safe distance away in Richmond, Patrick Henry is thundering, "Give me liberty or give me death!" The royal governor has fled his palace in Williamsburg. By the New Year, the city is an armed camp. These are big moments.
But think of these moments tooa milliner packing up her shop because she can't import goods to sell. An enslaved mother and daughter bedding down for the night in a cold attic and deciding whether to flee to find their own freedom.
It takes all these moments to make up the fabric of history. With the latest thinking from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's historians and scholars and with meticulously reenacted photographs, the full tapestry begins to be revealedgiving us a new look at the American Revolution.
Hardcover, 48 pages, $17.95. Available for order in the Williamsburg Marketplace.