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The study of Pocahontas is an excellent exercise testing the strength of primary versus secondary sources. Factually we know very little about Pocahontas. These facts are often interwoven with myth and legend surrounding her life. Depictions of Pocahontas throughout time can reveal as much about the time they were created as they do about the Indian "princess".

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Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00

Programs are offered at a $50 discount to schools within the state of Virginia.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners University Public Library: Library Patrons Retirement Communities

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

No maximum, but we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Programs are available Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, VA
United States

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.

HistoryConnects is an outreach education initiative by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture utilizing video and web conferencing to reach learners of all ages across the state of Virginia and around the world! HistoryConnects is made possible in part by the Hugh V. White, Jr., Outreach Education Fund.

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Program Details


1. Introduction/Historical Background
2. Group Primary Source Analysis
3. Discussion
4. Conclusion
5. Questions and Answers


Through discussion, reading, and examination of primary source documents, students will:
1. Use reading comprehension and context clues to discover which depiction of Pocahontas is from life.
2. Discuss some of the facts, myths, and legends associated with the life of Pocahontas.
3. Use critical thinking, reading, and writing skills to analyze primary sources and determine the ways in which these depictions reflect more about the times they were created than the life of Pocahontas.
4. Understand the facts that are known about Pocahontas’ life and the role that she played in the creation of the Jamestown settlement.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
NL-ENG.K-12.1 English
-ENG.K-12.2 English
NL-ENG.K-12.4 English
NA-VA.K-4.4 Visual Arts
NA-VA.5-8.4 Visual Arts
NA-VA.9-12.3 Visual Arts
NSS-G.K-12.2 geography
NSS-USH.K-4.2 History
NSS-USH.5-12.3 History

State Standards

Our HistoryConnects programs are aligned with both national standards and Virginia Standards of Learning. While our programs can be tailored to suit learners of any age, they are initially designed for students in upper elementary and secondary schools.