Teacher Workshops


7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23: The Zoom Where It Happened
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to join the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation for a virtual professional development webcast on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Led by museum education staff, join in the discussion to explore how pop culture can best be used in classrooms to enhance early American history for your students.

We want you to be in the (virtual) room where it happens as we discuss strategies to use the award-winning musical “Hamilton,” and pop culture in general, in your classroom. Pop culture, especially movies and television shows, creates interest and misconceptions among both adults and students. All you have to do is Google the name of this musical and you’ll find love and hate for the Broadway show. Most historically-based pop culture contains inaccuracies and usually doesn’t tell the complete story, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use these resources, many already familiar to students, to bring real history to life in the classroom.

This one-hour program streaming live from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will begin with a discussion of teaching strategies and conclude with a Q&A session as a member of our curatorial team answers your questions about the real Alexander Hamilton. Please submit your questions to felicia.abrams@jyf.virginia.gov by Friday, July 17 in advance of the program to have them answered during the webcast.


To join this live learning opportunity hosted on WebEx, CLICK HERE and enter password Hamilton.