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Teaching Resources for Your Classroom

Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality materials to assist you in teaching American history, 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

Soldier's HaversackSOLDIER'S HAVERSACK
Hands-On History Kit

A haversack is a stout canvas bag with a shoulder strap used to carry a soldier's rations and personal belongings. This Revolutionary War haversack carries a copy of the Virginia Gazette newspaper, a penny whistle, dice, a musket ball, flint and steel, a tin cup, a cockade, and playing cards. Grades 3–8. $99.00. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

Buying Respectability: The Consumer Revolution in 18th-Century Virginia (lesson unit)BUYING RESPECTABILITY: THE CONSUMER REVOLUTION IN 18TH-CENTURY VIRGINIA
Lesson Unit

By 1700, the demand for goods and services led to a "consumer revolution." In this lesson unit, your students explore the 18th century's changing economy, the status symbols of this class society, social mobility, taxation, the monetary system, and the impact of British mercantilism on America. Grades 7-12, 138 pages. $34.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email