Jamestown Traveling Trunk Activities

 

Welcome to the National Park Service's Historic Jamestowne Traveling Trunk!

This is the online version of the Historic Jamestowne Traveling Trunk. It was designed by a teacher and staff at Jamestown to facilitate teaching Virginia SOLs concerning 17th century Colonial Virginia. We felt it was necessary to make the Traveling Trunk more accessible and have included all the activities and lesson plans that are found in the Historic Jamestowne Traveling Trunk.

The lesson plans and all other necessary documents can be accessed for use by clicking the links below the activity heading. We have included pictures of paintings or props required for the activities, so it is up to you whether you want to print them out for your classroom, access them online, or go out and buy the props. Feel free to make as many copies of these materials as you like.

At the time of creation of the Traveling Trunk, all websites were working and reputable. Please check all site before using them I the classroom.

Thank you for allowing your students to take part in learning about Jamestown and its importance in American history.

** Contact information to purchase most of the trunk items:

Preservation of Virginia

Historic Jamestowne Museum Store

(757)- 856- 1272

http://www.preservationvirgnia.org

(Teachers receive 10% discount with valid ID)

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the park at (757)- 856-1200. If you would prefer to rent the Traveling Trunk, it is still available to be checked out. To find out more, click here.

 

Historic Jamestowne Traveling Trunk Activities

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Table of Contents

Activity 1: Samuel Collier's Journal

Directions
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Samuel Collier's Journal

Discussion Questions


Activity 2: Perspective Paintings


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Activity 4: Archaeology Dig

"Voices of Jamestown":
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Activity 5A: Guide to Mapmaking

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Activity 5B: Guide to Mapmaking

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Activity 6: Graphing Jamestown

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Activity 7: Jamestown Online Adventure

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Activity 8: Survival Skills

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Activity 9: Importance of Water

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Activity 10: Jamestown Mock Debate

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"Voices of Jamestown":

Activity 11: Seasons Food Sort

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Activity 12: Algonquian Words

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Activity 13: Writing Topic

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Activity 14: Guide to Clothing

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Activity 15: Artifacts and Voices of Jamestown


Activity 16: Union Flag

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Resources

Last updated: October 12, 2015

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Yorktown, VA 23690

Phone:

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