AUGUST 2021
As the days of summer wane, we’re hoping you are feeling revitalized and looking forward to a productive and fun school year. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is here to assist you virtually with digital resources and online learning experiences to incorporate in your lessons, plus in-person museum field trips and classroom outreach opportunities for you and your students. In this issue of Teacher Times, you’ll find educational offerings on early American history for students, teachers, homeschool families and learners of all ages.
ON-SITE, OUTREACH
& VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
While there may be some uncertainties as the school year begins, we're excited to offer a variety of program formats tailored to meet your educational needs both today and through the entire school year. To learn more and book your program, contact group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov.
FIELD TRIPS
Both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are welcoming student groups for educational field trips. Learn more.
CLASSROOM OUTREACH
Our museum outreach educators are looking forward to returning to classrooms across Virginia with inquiry-based educational programs. Learn more.
VIRTUAL LEARNING
For schools unable to visit our museums or have guests in the classroom, virtual learning sessions are available on a wide array of topics. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAMS
FOR TITLE I SCHOOLS
Title I schools in Virginia and across the country may qualify for a limited number of free, donor-funded classroom outreach and virtual learning opportunities designed to deliver inquiry-based, interactive educational programming. To see if your school qualifies, contact annemarie.baker@jyf.virginia.gov.
NEW VIRTUAL
TEACHER WORKSHOPS
We're once again offering free, donor-funded virtual teacher workshops, featuring 90-minute online education sessions that provide an in-depth exploration of topics related to Jamestown and the American Revolution – and may be used for recertification points in some school districts. Join us for the kick off September 21 with “Teaching Difficult Topics” and again the next month on October 19 with "Propaganda and Choosing Sides During the American Revolution." Subsequent sessions in this series will focus on West Central African culture and the beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade, women and the American Revolution and a variety of other topics. Learn more.
BOSTON MASSACRE
ESSAY & INTERACTIVE
We're excited to share with you two new educational tools that share the story of the Boston Massacre. Using the historical essay, students will discover the events of what happened, be introduced to primary source accounts of that night and ponder inquiry questions included throughout. Students can also access a newly designed interactive version of the print of "The Bloody Massacre" created by Paul Revere. Learn more.
STILL TIME TO
‘BE THE CHANGE’
We're accepting applications through September 17 for “Be the Change” – a youth service summit that endeavors to bring teachers and high school students from across Virginia together November 11-14 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Students will explore the lessons of the American Revolution to design a service-learning community project, with a grant provided to implement their projects over the coming year and report back on its achievements. Learn more.
FALL HOMESCHOOL
PROGRAM DAYS
Homeschool Program Days return September 4-19, extending student learning with unlimited admission to both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for only $13 per family member. Homeschool families can enjoy digging deeper into early Virginia and U.S. history with a variety of education stations and experience 17th- and 18th-century daily life during a 90-minute museum educator-led guided tour available with pre-registration on select dates. Learn more.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK
Have you joined the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Educators Facebook Group? Access historical content, methodology and ideas from our museum educators and your fellow teachers to help teach students about early American history. Connect with us to be the first to know about new educational programs and events for educators. Join Today!
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