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Teaching Resources for Your Classroom

Women's History Month promotions continue until April 30!

Subscribers of the 2010-2011 EFT season, don’t forget you can purchase DVDs from the current season (2010-2011) for only $19.95 each. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].

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


The A Day in the Life series gives students a glimpse of daily life in the eighteenth century. Through stories of people from the past, students experience colonial life from multiple perspectives: working-class young men, women, gentlemen, merchants, enslaved and free African Americans, and more. Learn about how their lives intersected and how society functioned in early America. The 3-disc boxed set includes two DVDs with eight 18-minute video episodes, and one CD-ROM with teacher materials, including background information, a timeline and glossary, and lesson plans with primary sources (in PDF format). The 3-D immersive role playing game Betwixt Folly and Fate and a link to the "Dress the Part" interactive Web activity are also included. (Grades 4–8), $99.00. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].

What Clothes Reveal:The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal AmericaWHAT CLOTHES REVEAL: THE LANGUAGE OF CLOTHING IN COLONIAL AND FEDERAL AMERICA
By Linda Baumgarten

Drawing on the costumes and accessories in the Colonial Williamsburg collection, Linda Baumgarten examines how Americans of all classes dressed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Topics range from the work clothes of slaves to the elegant, high-style attire of the gentry. What people wore during significant life passages and the social contexts of such apparel are fully and engagingly discussed. The time line illustrates trends in fashion over three centuries. 278 pages. Hardbound. $65.00. Available through

Eighteenth-Century Clothing at WilliamsburgEIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CLOTHING AT WILLIAMSBURG
By Linda Baumgarten

Antique clothing worn by men, women, and children in the eighteenth century offers a revealing glimpse into the lives of colonial Virginians. Accessories such as aprons, gloves, hats, handkerchiefs, fans, shoes, stockings, and undergarments are also illustrated. 80 pages. Softbound. $19.95. Available through