Teacher Workshop: People of Tsenacommacah (Free)

by  Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

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On October 18, 2022 at 7 p.m. EST, explore how Indigenous peoples of the Powhatan paramount chiefdom lived in their homeland, Tsenacommacah. Despite many challenging obstacles and difficulties in the past and present, Powhatan peoples have maintained many cultural traditions including trades, art and a respect for the environment. This free workshop will help teachers connect the history of the Powhatan paramount chiefdom to the lives of Virginia Indian peoples today.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00



90 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Teacher(s)/Educator(s)

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Primary Disciplines

Culture, Professional Development, Social Studies/History

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Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please give 48 hours’ notice of cancellation to avoid fee. There will be no charge for cancellations due to inclement weather or school closings.

About This Provider

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Williamsburg , VA
United States

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation shall foster through its living-history museums – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown – an awareness and understanding of the early history, settlement, and development of the United States through the convergence of American Indian, European, and African cultures and the enduring legacies bequeathed to the nation.

Shannon Kuster

Program Details


Join educators from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation on the third Tuesday of September, October and November 2022, and January, February and March 2023 at 7 p.m. EST for free 90-minute online professional development opportunities for teachers. Each virtual session explores a different topic from our past and connects it to our future with ideas and resources for sharing the content in the classroom.

Sessions provide background information to enhance understanding of historical topics, discuss methodologies and curricular content to help educators enhance their lessons and conclude with a Q&A opportunity.

These workshops are presented using Zoom and are designed to be interactive through chat and conversation. Following each session, certificates of participation will be sent to participants listing the program title, date and length. Participants should check with their school district concerning professional development points.


Educators will:
- learn historic content to increase their depth of knowledge and to enrich their classroom lessons.
- receive resources and strategies for how to present the content to students in an engaging manner that encourages learning.