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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:

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  

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

Wooden Toy

Lacrosse players know that it can be difficult to catch a ball with a stick. Practice on a small scale with this eighteenth-century colonial toy. Throw the ball into the air and try to catch it on the top of the peg—it's harder than it looks! $12.95. To order, visit the Williamsburg Marketplace.