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Choose a video category below to learn more about Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

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Nine Men’s Morris
Nine Men’s Morris

Download the directions and game board for “Nine Men’s Morris,” a strategy game which provided entertainment for Revolutionary War soldiers.

Drums & Drills
Drums & Drills

Learn more about Baron von Steuben, a key trainer of the Continental Army, and practice the facing commands taught to Anna using the provided illustrations.

Pick and Pickle
Pick and Pickle

Follow simple recipes to create your own preserved food at home, complete a word search and identify preservation methods in an illustration of 18th-century foods.

Map It
Map It

Practice using map terms with the John Smith map (as seen in the video) identification activity and by creating your own neighborhood map, then create your own compass.

Ship Shape
Ship Shape

Board a 17th-century ship with Anna and discover how passengers and crew survived the high seas as they journeyed to Jamestown. Then use the activity sheets to try your hand at being a sailor or passe

Eat Like A Powhatan
Eat Like A Powhatan

Compare modern and Powhatan cornbread recipes, then learn more about the Powhatan food practices and seasons by playing the ‘Powhatan Seasons of Food’ matching game.

Simple Machines
Simple Machines

Join Anna and learn how Jamestown settlers got jobs done using simple machines! Try your hand at identifying, using and making simple and compound machines of your own.

Navigation in the Age of Exploration
Navigation in the Age of Exploration

Find out how 17th-century sailors navigated across vast oceans and learn to use a period navigation tool.

DIY – History
DIY – History

Do-It-Yourself videos explore products of the 18th-century.

Trouble Brewing
Trouble Brewing

Trouble is brewing in Britain’s North American colonies!

Color To Dye For
Color To Dye For

Color is the spice of life, and 18th-century colonists thought so too. Discover the importance of richly colored clothing in colonial times.

Anna’s Adventures
Anna’s Adventures

This kid's video series features action-packed history adventures!