Anna's Adventures

Anna's Adventures videos

Join Anna on an exploration of Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as she learns all about life in colonial and Revolutionary America!  Each episode of the series features content based on Virginia’s Standards of Learning that is suitable for in-school or after-school programs, and is paired with a hands-on activity.

I Spy

Espionage abounded during the Revolutionary War.  Join Anna for a spy adventure and then try your hand at using some tools of the trade!

I Spy

I Spy Activity Sheet

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.

Simple Machines

Simple Machines Activity Sheet

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 passenger!

Ship Shape! 

Ship Shape! Activity Sheet

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.

Eat Like a Powhatan

Eat Like A Powhatan Activity Sheet

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.

Map It! 

Map It Activity Sheet

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.

Pick and Pickle

Pick and Pickle Activity Sheet

Drums and 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.

Drums and Drills

Drums and Drills Activity Sheet

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.

Nine Men’s Morris 

Nine Men’s Morris Activity Sheet