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Teaching Resources for Your Classroom

Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality materials to assist you in teaching eighteenth-century life, including:

Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial AmericaMAPPING COLONIAL AMERICA

Explore maps from Colonial Williamsburg's collection in this interactive CD ROM. The maps, dated from 1587 to 1782, provide an intimate look at the struggles and ambitions of America's colonists. The exhibition features a zooming tool that allows a close look at map details, a surveying video, and a side-by-side comparison to a modern map of the same area. $9.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Duel in the WildernessDUEL IN THE WILDERNESS
by Karin C. Farley

Young Major George Washington must deliver a message from the King of England to the French commanders in the Ohio wilderness. The mission wil lbe dangerous. Washington has to travel through frontier lands where hostile Indians and French soldeirs lurk. If he fails, England and France may go to war. Paperback. $6.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Hands-on History Kit

Excite your students' imaginations with this kit: a powder horn, a clay pipe, three strings of trade beads, swatches of deerskin and red wool broadcloth, six pieces of trade silver, a small wooden spool, and a musket ball, all stored in a cotton canvas bag like those used by eighteenth-century American Indians.

Grades 3–8, $99.99. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email