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Teaching Resources for Your Classroom

Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality instructional materials to help you teach students about life in early America, including the following:

Soldier's HaversackSOLDIER'S HAVERSACK
Hands-On History Kit

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. $75.00. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].

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 [email protected].

by John P. Hunter

At Yorktown, American and French troops under General George Washington defeated the powerful British army. It was a place where cannons thundered, swords flashed, and the sky turned red. Yet it was also a place of whispered conspiracies, secret missions, and narrow escapes every bit as dangerous as the thrust of a bayonet. Inspired by the true story of James Lafayette, a slave-turned-spy, John Hunter's novel follows the adventures of the young James, Nate Chandler, and Nate's huge dog. Using their wits, the three help the Americans win the battle of Yorktown and secure the nation's independence. Ages 9-14. 236 pages, paperback. $6.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].

Red Thunder Teacher's GuideRED THUNDER TEACHER'S GUIDE

This companion guide for Red Thunder was written by teachers, for teachers. It includes chapter summaries, vocabulary lists, discussion questions, primary sources, graphic organizers, a glossary, chapter activities, and history and English language arts standards correlations. Grades 4–8, 64 pages. $14.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].

Echoes of RevolutionECHOES OF REVOLUTION

Another fine collection of military and marching music performed by the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg. Hear tunes that inspired the courage of our patriots or comforted them around their fires at night. $17.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].