Teaching Resources for Your Classroom
Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality
materials to assist you in teaching American history, including:
A LIVING AS A TRADESPERSON IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Lesson Units: Educating America's Citizens
The goods and services produced by skilled tradespeople were invaluable to early American communities. This unit uses primary sources—the Virginia Gazette newspaper, shop signs, biographies, and more—to discover the life and work of these people. This is an in-depth look at early American trades and economy. 143 pages. (Grades 4–8), $34.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCOVERING THE PAST THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY
A Classroom Simulation
Discovering the Past Through Archaeology puts your students in the role of archaeologists. Working in cooperative groups, students analyze, identify, and classify artifacts to determine how each was used. The activities lead students to draw conclusions about the people who lived and worked on the archaeological site. Active learning at its best! Each Classroom Simulation kit includes: a modern mystery story that familiarizes students with archaeological methods, the excavation site reproduced on heavy card stock that can be arranged on student desks, reproduction artifacts (contents vary), directions for basic site investigation, and primary documents and sources. Teachers also receive: instructions for the archaeological activities, background information about archaeology, instructions for placing artifacts within the site, suggestions for adding additional artifacts, and extension activities. Grades 4-8. $99.00. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email email@example.com.
Hands-On History Kit
A haversack is a stout canvas bag with a shoulder strap used to carry a soldier's rations and personal belongings. This Revolutionary War haversack carries a copy of the Virginia Gazette newspaper, a penny whistle, dice, a musket ball, flint and steel, a tin cup, a cockade, and playing cards. Grades 3–8. $99.00. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.