THE FORTUNES OF WAR TRAVELING TRUNK- Suggested grades: 4-6. Traveling trunk offers your students interactive, hands-on activities for studying the American Revolutionary War and the 1781 Siege of Yorktown. The trunk contains a Fortunes of War Resource Manual on the Revolutionary War; classroom activities and worksheets; reproduction military uniforms and accessories; period flags; toys and games, a copy of the surrender document form the 1781 Yorktown siege; and reproduction newspapers from 1776. Primary emphasis is placed on Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies, Colonization and Conflict: 1607 through the American Revolution, VS.5; and Revolution and the New National: 1770s to the Early 1800s, USI.6.
Borrowing the traveling trunk is free. Call Jocelyn Watlington at 757-898-2411 to make arrangements to pick up the trunk from the National Park Service Visitor Center at Yorktown. It can be picked up any day of the week. Borrow period is two weeks.
Fortunes of War Traveling Trunk
Someone once said "The Past Always Touches the Present". You and your students can reach back in time and touch the past through Historic Jamewtowne's Traveling Trunk. This traveling trunk offers hands-on, interactive activities for studying the settlement and expansion of Jamestown. All activities are aligned with the updated Virginia Standards of Learning for History.
This traveling trunk contains a manual with 16 classroom activities; reproduced period clothing; period English flags; an archaeology dig box with artifacts and archaeology tools; games; a variety of books and a CD.
Borrowing the traveling trunk is free. Call Jocelyn Watlington 757-898-2411 to make arrangements to pick up the trunk from the National Park Service Visitor Center at Historic Jamestown or Yorktown Battlefield. It can be picked up any day of the week. Check out length is two weeks.
Did You Know?
In 1604, disgusted with his subject’s use of tobacco, King James wrote a scathing commentary entitled A Counterblast to Tobacco. He considered tobacco “hatefull to the nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the lungs.” Yet this golden leaf became the cash crop saving Jamestown from oblivion.