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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:

The Eye of the Beholder: Looking at Primary Sources (lesson unit)THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: LOOKING AT PRIMARY SOURCES
Lesson Unit

Two-dozen primary sources from the colonial period and suggestions for incorporating document-based inquiry in your classroom. This unit features analysis instruments for such items as songs, poems, architecture, and documents.

Grades 4–9, 127 pages. $34.95. To order, call 1-800-761-8331 or email

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Primary Sources CD-ROM Grades 1-3Primary Sources CD-ROM Grades 4-6PRIMARY SOURCES CD-ROM
Grades 1-3 and 4-6

These fascinating CD-ROMs will introduce your students to the artifacts, written documents, prints, buildings, and other sources that historians use to uncover the past. The Grades 1-3 CD-ROM provides an interactive experience with primary sources. The Grades 4-6 CD-ROM encourages students to analyze and evaluate evidence. In no time, you'll have your students "thinking like a historian!" Teacher lesson plans and classroom activities included.

Grades 1–3, $39.95. Grades 4–6, $39.95. 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

*This item is currently discounted! See our specials.