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The Life of James Lafayette
Introduction to Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Download the directions and game board for “Nine Men’s Morris,” a strategy game which provided entertainment for Revolutionary War soldiers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol, a lecture by Alan Hoffman, delivered at the Yorktown Victory Center, June 8, 2015.
British historian Stuart Peachey discusses “Clothing of the Common People in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.”
Find out how 17th-century sailors navigated across vast oceans and learn to use a period navigation tool.