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Teaching Resources for Your Classroom

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

Political Life in Eighteenth-Century Virginia WILLIAMSBURG—THE STORY OF A PATRIOT

Follow the story of John Frye, played by a very young Jack Lord, during the crucial period when colonist resisted British taxation without representation, met force with force, and chose revolution. The Williamsburg Gunpowder Incident appears in the film.

Special Features:

  • The Story of a Patriot Retold, The Making and Restoration of Williamsburg—The Story of a Patriot (16 mins)
  • About Colonial Williamsburg: Tour Our Town (8 mins)

    Grades 5 and up, $24.95, 38 minutes. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email [email protected].

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

    A haversack is 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. $99.00. 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].

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