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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.


Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol, a lecture by Alan Hoffman, delivered at the Yorktown Victory Center, June 8, 2015.

Lafayette and the Farewell Tour
Lafayette and the Farewell Tour

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 presented lecture on “Clothing of the Common People in Elizabethan and Jacobean England” at Jamestown Settlement on Tuesday, April 7.

Clothing of the Common People in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
Clothing of the Common People in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

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.  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.

Hear Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley, Ph.D., speak on the subject of his book “‘That Astonishing Infantry’: The History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1689-2006,” a lecture presented on March 24, 2015 at the Yorktown Victory Center.

History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers lecture
History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers lecture

Hear Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley speak about the history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

Author and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Firstbrook spoke in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater on October 14, 2014, on the exploits and accomplishments of Captain John Smith, the subject of his new book, “A Man Most Driven.”  Smith had an instrumental role in the survival of the early 17th-century English colony at Jamestown and published the first accurate map of the Chesapeake Bay region in 1612.

A Man Most Driven
A Man Most Driven

Peter Firstbrook lecture about the accomplishments of Captain John Smith