Historic Jamestowne Teacher's Resource Guide

This Teachers' Resource Guide is a partnership between the Williamsburg /James City County (WJCC) Public Schools, the College of William and Mary, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Colonial National Historic Park - Historic Jamestowne. This guide provides lesson plans for grades K-12 for use in the classroom and at Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park is proud of its partnerships with the WJCC Public Schools, the College of William and Mary and NASA in the production of these educational materials.

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Table of Contents

Voices of Jamestown Activity

Voices of Jamestown Transcripts

Jamestown Historic Briefs (fact sheets)

Jamestown Virtual Tour - This is a Microsoft Power Point program: This program provides artwork and pictures of the Historic Site accompanied by brief text describing Jamestown's history and its appearance today. This is a downloadable activity

Historic Site Activities

Glasshouse Activity

Historic Site Self-Guided Walking Tour 3.9 MB - This downloadable activity, designed by teachers and park staff, is for use at the Historic Site as a Self-Guided Walking Tour. This activity utilizes artwork and pictures in conjunction with critical questions to prompt discussion by students on various aspects of Jamestown's history.

Historic Jamestowne Museum Scavenger Hunt
Student Guide
Teacher's Answer Guide

Classroom Activities - These activities explore various topics related to the Jamestown story. Each activity provides objectives, Standards of Learning and teacher instructions for use with students in the classroom.

Jamestown Images- MS Power Point Activity
Indentured Servitude Activity

Supplemental Information for Teachers
Indentured Servitude Power Point Activity- MS Power Point Activity

Government Activity
The Powhatan Indians and the English
African Activity
Captain Christopher Newport
Bacon's Rebellion - 1676(NOTE: This is a very large file, over 240 MB, and may take a little time to download. Please be patient. To return to this Table of Contents use your browser back button.)
NASA - Exploration: Then and Now -- NASA and Jamestown Education Module - Multi-disciplinary lesson plans demonstrating the similarities between space exploration and the Jamestown venture. These lesson plans were developed through a cooperative effort between NASA educators and Historic Jamestowne park staff.

Historic Jamestowne Traveling Trunk

TAHG Primary Sources and Ranger Recommended Readings

Web Sites and Links


Last updated: September 18, 2015

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