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Digital Explorers

VIRTUAL WINTER HISTORY CAMP

December 7, 2020 – February 14, 2021
Enjoy Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown virtually this winter with two Digital Explorer camps perfect for hands-on learners and family entertainment, featuring self-guided programs available from December 7, 2020 – February 14, 2021.

Digital Explorers offers the complete camp experience in a box, filled with 12 problem-solving activities and access to digital education content. Learners can follow along with the activity guide to move through the learning process at their own pace as they explore:

• Science
• Technology
• Engineering
• Math
• Multimedia Art
• Music
• History
• Reading
• Writing
• Outdoor Learning

Digital Explorers hands-on program packages make a great gift for children, grandchildren and other young learners, offering an interactive history learning experience with one or both of these camps. Programs are flexible for on-the-go learning and can accommodate young learners while still challenging older ones to be creative. Each program box includes a complete camp experience designed for one learner, but can be fun for the whole family. Both programs align with school curricula, including the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Scroll down for Digital Explorers’ rates and how to register.


JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT DIGITAL EXPLORERS

“This is the Way We Communicate”

• Warm up your vocal cords and explore communication between the Powhatan Indian, English and West Central African cultures at Jamestown colony in 17th-century Virginia.

• Explore the languages of all three cultures. How did the Powhatan Indian, English and West Central African cultures talk to one another?

• Test your seamanship and delve into communication on the open ocean and the waterways of Virginia. What colors would you fly if you were sailing a ship across the ocean? Would you be a merchant, privateer or pirate?

• Finally, uncover how the objects around us can be used for communication. What do clothing and accessories tell us about a person? How did all three cultures express their interests, background and lifestyle through symbols?

Discover what the voices of the past tell us about life in the 17th century.


AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN DIGITAL EXPLORERS

“This is the Way We Dress”

Lace up your shoes and dive into the world of clothing in the 18th century. Gaze into the past to study the differences in clothing worn by soldiers in the Continental Army, the process of creating clothing on a middling farm, and even meet a few people in history who worked with clothing.

• Have you ever wondered what the “macaroni” was that Yankee Doodle stuck in his hat? Unpack the pieces of a Continental Army uniform and what each of these clothing items meant.

• How could someone turn a plant into a dress? Take part in the dyeing, weaving and sewing process to create your own pocket.

• How did people in the 18th century put on so many layers of clothing?

• Explore the lives of people like the Darragh family, who used clothing to hide secret messages about the British during the American Revolution and transport them to the Continental Army.

Lace up your shoes and discover why clothing was “sew” important for people in the 18th century.


PRICING

$45 Per Program or purchase both packages and receive 20% off the combined price!

Museum donors receive an additional 10% discount on either package. Learn how to become a museum donor at historyisfun.org/donate.


REGISTRATION

To register, contact Katie Whyne at katharine.whyne@jyf.virginia.gov or call (757) 253-4730.

Program boxes can be shipped directly to your door through USPS (standard shipping rates apply) or picked up in person at Jamestown Settlement from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates:

If unavailable for the dates listed, please contact to schedule a pick up appointment.


Located along Virginia’s scenic Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offer an engaging experience online and in-person at these two living-history museums administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, new protective protocols and social-distancing procedures create a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. For more virtual learning opportunities, visit historyisfun.org/learn/virtual-learning.