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Teaching Resources for Your Classroom

Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality materials to assist you in teaching eighteenth-century life, 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 [email protected].

The Passage of African Music through American Slavery

Powerful and distinctive, improvisational and intricate. The music of Africa calls forth the spirits of the ancestors who greeted the birth of a child and the fruits of the harvest with song. In all things African, there is music. It is the essence of life from the secular to the sacred. This stirring CD developed by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation re-creates the lost and forgotten music performed by Africans in the 18th century, following the transformation of their unique music as they moved in forced bondage from Africa to the Caribbean and finally to America. Enhanced CD. $17.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].

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. The lesson plans, web activities, and additional resources require a subscription.

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

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

For other EFTs on DVD, see our specials.