Teaching Resources for Your Classroom
Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of quality
materials to assist you in teaching eighteenth-century life, including:
QUILL PEN AND INK POWDER
A goose feather quill pen and powdered ink (makes 3 fluid oz.) were the basic writing instruments in the 18th century.
No. 7011 Quill $2.95
No. 364042 Powdered Ink $2.50
Available for order online at the Williamsburg Marketplace.
Other writing products are available. Call 1-800-761-8331 or fax 1-757-565-8044 to order.
23150 Earthenware Decorated Inkwell $17.00 each
23119 Earthenware Plain inkwell $16.00 each
66001 Calligraphy Paper-10 sheets 8 ½”x11” $5.00 each
210013 Cedar Pencil -7” .50 cents each
535799 Slate Pencil 5 1/2” long .50 cents each
632919 Slate, Large 10” x 7” Natural Finish $5.95 each
629634 Slate, Small 5” x 7” Natural Finish $3.95 each
46201 Seal, Brass Thistle $8.50 each
46870 Sealing Wax 4” stick $5.95 each
JEFFERSON & ADAMS: A STAGE PLAY (DVD)
Based on an original play by Howard Ginsberg
In a faced-paced series of encounters, we see the turbulent relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams as their friendshipconducted mostly via lettersignites, flourishes, ruptures, and resolves itself. The play spans 50 years, from the early days of the Republic, through two wars with England, and continuing through their vigorous retirement.
Behind the Scenes of Jefferson & Adams (15 mins). The playwright, director, actors, executive producer, and Jefferson Legacy Foundation's executive director discuss the inception, importance, and production of the play.
About Colonial Williamsburg: Tour Our Town (8 mins). A look at the importance of the town of Williamsburg to our national heritage, the restoration by John D. Rockefeller Jr., and a glimpse into Colonial Williamsburg's Living History Museum.
$24.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEFFERSON & ADAMS: A STAGE PLAY
This companion teacher guide to the Jefferson & Adams: A Stage Play DVD includes scene summaries, time lines, discussion questions with scene references, and a complete script. Written by teachers, for teachers!
Grades 8-12, 74 pages, $14.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email email@example.com.