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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

The DIY History series, featuring host Patrick Teague with historical interpreters at 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 18th-century America and how these production processes can be applied today.
DIY History: Color to Dye For
DIY Dyeing Worksheet
DIY History: Tea Time
DIY Tea Time Worksheet
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!

A Colonial Christmas
A Colonial Christmas

Visit Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown during the holiday season!