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Teaching Resources for Your Classroom

Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality materials to assist you in teaching American history, including:

Soldier's HaversackSOLDIER'S HAVERSACK
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

Life in the Continental Army Lesson UnitLIFE IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
Lesson Unit

What was life like for soldiers during the Revolutionary War? How did they live, work, play, eat? What about women and civilians who traveled with the army? Students explore these questions by examining primary sources, and by re-creating a Continental army camp in the classroom. Grades 4–12. 106 pages. $34.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Songs for a RevolutionSONGS FOR A REVOLUTION
Lesson Unit

"Liberty Songs" rallied the American colonists and parodied British political songs. Your students can explore the politics and propaganda of the American Revolution through lyrics and music, including an overview of the popular "Yankee Doodle" and the music CD In Freedom We're Born: Songs from the American Revolution. $34.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email