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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:

Hands-On History: Slave's BagSLAVE'S BAG
Hands-on History Kit

Slaves often carried their personal belongings in a bag or basket. This simple drawstring fabric bag contains a bill of sale, an oyster shell, flint and steel, a wooden spoon, a pewter button, a piece of chain, a feather quill, and a pair of stockings. Each kit contains artifacts, a Discovery Worksheet, annotated artifact inventory, glossary, graphic organizers, primary sources, and illustrations.

Grades 3–8, $99.00. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Political Life in Eighteenth-Century VirginiaCAESER'S STORY: 1754
A Colonial Williamsburg Young Americans Series Book

Caesar lives with his family, but he is a slave. When the master selects him to be a personal servant in the big house, Caesar has to obey. 165 pages.

Grades 4–6, $9.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Political Life in Eighteenth-Century VirginiaNO MASTER OVER ME ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP ON DVD

Ann Ashby tells the story of her life as a free black during the days of slavery. Discover how she and her husband, Matthew, made a life for their family: Matthew purchased his wife and children and had them freed. This is the story of balancing between slave and free communities in a poignant reminder of what our freedom is really worth.

Note: This DVD contains only the video and broadcast segments of the Electronic Field Trip. For complete Electronic Field Trips, including lesson plans, web activities, and resources, please see our current season.

DVD #67
Subscribers: $19.95
Non-subscribers: $29.95

To order this DVD and/or a subscription, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

For other EFTs on DVD, see our specials.



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