What were the rights, roles, responsibilities, influence, and agency of the different populations living in colonial Virginia? How did social levels, gender, and ethnicity impact every aspect of society? Participants will explore daily life in the territories of the American colonies from the period of British colonization to the American Revolution. During this course, teachers will be immersed in hands-on activities, primary sources, and teaching strategies that highlight the stories of the diverse peoples living in Virginia during this period.
As a result of this course, teachers will be able to:
• Describe how American Indians, Europeans, and Africans interacted with one another during the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries in ways that continue to shape and define America’s economic, cultural, and political heritage.
• Examine the rights, roles, influence, and agency of different populations within eighteenth-century Virginia based on
social level, gender, and ethnicity.
• Identify and analyze significant seventeenth- and eighteenth-century economic, political, and social events that led to
American independence from Great Britain.
• Use techniques that develop students’ abilities to apply higher level critical thinking skills through the use of primary
and secondary sources, artifacts, and digital resources.
Why is it important that a variety of cultures have contributed to the developing American heritage?
In addition to the descriptions above, I'll offer the official schedule in the next few days. In the meantime, It's time to think about some extracurricular activities whilst I am on site. Demonstrations, performances, and shopping are all offered during our free time, including some that will be enjoyable after hours. I want to get as much from this one-time chance, but where or where should I begin?
I will list the after-hours offerings below, but first, here are some of the intriguing shopping options, the Historic Area Shops below, and the Modern Shops (right):
John Greenhow Store
Just when one might think there's he won't be able to walk one more step, here come the options for some optional, after-hours programming. There's plenty to keep me busy for the week, sunup to well beyond sundown. As they say, you can sleep when you get home.
Here is the explanation of the programs that are offered. I hope to take advantage of being in this remarkable historic location while I am there this summer.
Evening Program Options
Throughout the week, we encourage you to take advantage of Colonial Williamsburg’s exciting evening programs! The offerings vary daily. To learn more and purchase tickets, stop by the Visitor Center or visit https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/evening.
From authentic eighteenth-century colonial ghost stories to creepy modern-day encounters, Haunted Williamsburg is the only tour with exclusive access to historic outdoor spaces, featuring costumed storytellers who share their unnerving tales. This one-hour candlelit walking ghost tour takes you strolling through town, into gardens, and beyond the barriers to our most haunted sites. The tour begins at the Play House Stage on Palace Green and is suitable for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting, this program runs rain or shine, except in cases of severe inclement or cold weather. Pets are not permitted. Haunted Williamsburg is the official ghost tour experience of Colonial Williamsburg.
Ghost Walk Jr.
Calling guests of all ages! Ghost Walk Jr. is returning to the Historic Area to bring an exciting new interactive storytelling experience for those seeking less fright and more fun! Enjoy this 45- minute ghost tour of traditional spooky stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Runs rain or shine, except in cases of severe inclement or cold weather. Appropriate for ages 4+
You decide! Is Grace Sherwood a witch? Question witnesses. Weigh evidence. Finally, cast your vote for the guilt or innocence of “the Virginia Witch.” Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter and intense emotion.
Revolutionary Points of View
It’s the eve of the American Revolution, and there are just as many opinions about war and independence as we hear about politics and religion today. Step back in time and encounter points of view that run the gamut. Then, engage in the most crucial debate in our nation’s history–you will decide whether we remain British or become Americans?
To Hang a Pirate
In late 1718, a Royal Navy expedition, dispatched from Virginia, killed Blackbeard the pirate off the coast of North Carolina. Also at that same time, 15 members of his crew were captured and brought to the Public Gaol in Williamsburg. They were tried for piracy at the Capitol by Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood in early 1719. Join in this recreation of the actual trial of Israel Hands, a member of Blackbeard's crew. Hear the evidence and make a judgment! How would you sentence a pirate? Due to the subject matter, this program is not recommended for young children.