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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2014

What to Read

All participants

tour the townYou may wish to explore the 18th-century town of Williamsburg online at Tour the Town. From the comfort of your computer, you may enter the Capitol, the Governor’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Powder Magazine, trade shops, and many other establishments to learn about the birthplace of the American Revolution. Other spots of interest on the website include People, Places, and Experience the Life.

Elementary School Program

[Note: The Elementary School Program focuses entirely on the colonial period, covering content from 1607 through the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.]

Please read the Empire & Nations and Roads to Revolution sections of The American Revolution website. You may also wish to review the suggested elementary school program reading list.

Middle School Program

[Note: The Middle School Program covers content from 1607 through the American Civil War.]

After you have completed your registration, you will receive via email some information to read related to Colonial Williamsburg’s The Idea of America™. Please complete the reading before your arrival in Williamsburg. you may also wish to review the suggested middle school program reading list.

High School Program

[Note: The High School Program covers content from 1607 through the Vietnam War.]

After you have completed your registration, you will receive via email some information to read related to Colonial Williamsburg’s The Idea of America™. Please complete the reading before your arrival in Williamsburg. You may also wish to review the suggested high school program reading list.