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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2014

What to Read

All participants

tour the townTo orient yourself to the town, you may wish to explore 18th-century Williamsburg online at Tour the Town. This resource can also be used in the classroom; via computer, your students can explore the Capitol building, the Governor’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Powder Magazine, trade shops, and many other places in the Revolutionary City. Other sections of interest include PeoplePlaces, and Experience the Life.

Elementary School Program

The Elementary School Program focuses entirely on the colonial period, covering content from 1607 through the Siege of Yorktown in 1781. To prepare for your Teacher Institute session, read the Empire & Nations and Roads to Revolution sections of The American Revolution website. Please complete the reading before your arrival in Williamsburg.

Middle School Program

The Middle School Program covers content from 1607 through the American Civil War. To prepare for your Teacher Institute session, read The Great Debate and Value Tensions information related to Colonial Williamsburg’s The Idea of America™ program. Please complete the reading before your arrival in Williamsburg.

High School Program

The High School Program covers content from 1607 through the Vietnam War. To prepare for your Teacher Institute session, read The Great Debate and Value Tensions information related to Colonial Williamsburg’s The Idea of America™ program. Please complete the reading before your arrival in Williamsburg.