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Choose a video category below to learn more about Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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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.


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 & DRILLS – Anna’s Adventures

Drums and Drills Activity Sheet

 

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.

 

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 – Anna’s Adventures

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.

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 – Anna’s Adventures 

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 – ANNA’S ADVENTURES 

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.

 

ANNA’S ADVENTURES – 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

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.

Find out how 17th-century sailors navigated across vast oceans and learn to use a period navigation tool.  Then make your own navigation instrument to find where you are on the globe.

 Navigation in the Age of Exploration worksheets

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.

The DIY History series, featuring host Patrick Teague with historical interpreters at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, is inspired by television “do it yourself” shows.  Videos and accompanying activity pages explore the production of products in 17th- and 18th-century America and how these production processes can be applied today.

Color to Dye For Worksheets
DIY Dyeing Worksheet
DIY Dyeing Worksheet 2

Trouble Brewing Worksheets
Trouble Brewing Worksheets

 

DIY – History
DIY – History

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

Trouble is brewing in Britain’s North American colonies!  Join host Patrick as he explores why tea was important during colonial times and how Britain ended up in hot water by taxing it. Then practice brewing your own tea recipes and share them on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/historyisfun

Trouble Brewing Worksheets

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.

I Spy Activity Sheet Espionage abounded during the Revolutionary War.  Join Anna for a spy adventure and then try your hand at using some tools of the trade! Simple Machines Activity Sheet 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. Ship Shape! Activity Sheet 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! Eat Like a Powhatan Activity Sheet 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. Map It! Activity Sheet 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. Pick and Pickle Activity Sheet 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. Drums and Drills Activity Sheet 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. Nine Men's Morris Activity Sheet Download the directions and game board for "Nine Men's Morris," a strategy game which provided entertainment for Revolutionary War soldiers.
Anna’s Adventures
Anna’s Adventures

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