January 2021
Happy New Year from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation! We hope to work with you and your students throughout 2021 and are excited to meet the needs of at-home, online, hybrid and in-person learning by continuing to offer educational experiences both on-site and online – many of which we're proud to provide for free thanks to funding from our generous donors.

We've appreciated receiving teachers' positive feedback on our Virtual Education Programs launched at the start of this school year. These sessions feature interactive, curriculum-based content that can be delivered to students in a traditional classroom setting or by connecting from multiple remote locations. Programs are $50 for Virginia classrooms and $125 for all others, and donor funding may be available to cover costs for select out-of-state Title 1 schools and those located in the following Virginia districts:
Alleghany, Bland, Bristol, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Carroll, Charlotte, Colonial Beach, Covington, Craig, Cumberland, Danville, Dickenson, Essex, Franklin City, Galax, Grayson, Greensville, Halifax, Hampton, Henry, Hopewell, King & Queen, Lee, Lunenburg, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Norton, Nottoway, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Prince Edward, Richmond City, Richmond County, Roanoke City, Smyth, Sussex, Westmoreland, Wise and Wythe.
Virginia teachers should contact group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov and out-of-state educators contact distancelearning1@jyf.virginia.gov to determine if funding is available to support your school. Explore our programs to find the right fit for your students online.

Examine elections in a new light with Agents of Change teaching tools that use the Election of 1800 to encourage students in thinking critically about the importance of voting and plant the seeds for success as future citizens in their communities. Using this as a timely comparison to the history our nation is making today, view FREE video assets currently available and lesson plans to be added later this month. Access program details and digital resources online.

Join your fellow educators for FREE 90-minute Online Professional Development Opportunities starting live at 7 p.m. on January 19, February 16 and March 16 as we explore how to bring history to life in the classroom using reproduction objects, active learning, project-based assessment and cross-curricular instruction. Teachers in Virginia may receive recertification points for participation. View workshop descriptions and registration info online.

Virginia educators are encouraged to apply for Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation's 2021 Summer Teacher Institute, a FREE four-day, in-person program July 12-15 hosted at Jamestown Settlement. Authentic learning experiences will focus on the three distinct cultures that converged in early Virginia and arm teachers with historical content, lesson plans, performance tasks and teaching strategies to take back to the classroom. Learn more and apply online.

Our team is working harder than ever to keep history alive, from preserving a world-class museum collection, to on-site and online education efforts and maintenance in re-created outdoor living-history areas. To help us face our immediate challenges and keep our shared history alive for future generations, please consider a gift to the Annual Fund today.
Museum Stores - http://www.shophistoryisfun.com/ Support Our Museums - http://www.historyisfun.org/donate/
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