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Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality materials to assist you in teaching eighteenth-century life, including:

Buying Respectability: The Consumer Revolution in 18th-Century Virginia (lesson unit)BUYING RESPECTABILITY: THE CONSUMER REVOLUTION IN 18TH-CENTURY VIRGINIA
Lesson Unit

By 1700, the demand for goods and services led to a "consumer revolution." In this lesson unit, your students explore the 18th century's changing economy, the status symbols of this class society, social mobility, taxation, the monetary system, and the impact of British mercantilism on America. Grades 7-12, 138 pages. $34.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Lady's Pocket: Hands-on History Kit LADY'S POCKET
Hands-on History Kit

Eighteenth-century women tied on their pockets and reached through slits in their petticoats to retrieve the personal items they kept there. This lady's pocket contains a fan, sewing implements (needle case and wax animal), coins (pieces of eight), a seal and wax, Aesop's Fables playing cards, and a receipt.

Grades 3-8. $99.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial AmericaMAPPING COLONIAL AMERICA

Explore maps from Colonial Williamsburg's collection in this interactive CD-ROM. The maps, dated from 1587 to 1782, provide an intimate look at the struggles and ambitions of America's colonists. The exhibition features a zooming tool that allows a close look at map details, a surveying video, and a side-by-side comparison to a modern map of the same area. $9.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email



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