Teacher Workshop: Perspectives on Early United States History (Free)

by  Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

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Looking at history from one perspective gives a skewed view of the events of the past. By examining diverse perspectives, students can unlock a more complete history of events and learn how to see the world from other points of view. On November 15, 2022 at 7 p.m. EST, join us as we examine resources for discovering a more complete history including written word, oral traditions, and objects from the past. We’ll conclude with a discussion of classroom activities encouraging students to think about how their perspective can be heard by future historians.

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Multipoint: $0.00



90 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Teacher(s)/Educator(s)

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Primary Disciplines

Professional Development, Social Studies/History

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Booking Information

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Williamsburg , VA
United States

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an educational agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia offering programs and resources about early American history through its museums – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. 

Our Mission 

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. 

Virtual Learning 

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offer a range of virtual learning experiences for classrooms unable to travel to the museums or participate in a Virginia outreach program. 

Using Zoom or your classroom’s virtual learning platform, students can join a Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation educator as they explore early Virginia and United States history together. Topics examine the Powhatan Indians, early English settlement at Jamestown, three cultures that converged in Virginia, causes and events of the American Revolution and stories of real people who shaped our early history. These inquiry-based educational programs are designed to be interactive and thought provoking, allowing students to explore the past while honing their skills in critical thinking, communication and historical thinking. 

Shannon Kuster

Program Details


Join educators from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation on the third Tuesday of 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:
-Provide historical content that classroom educators can use to increase their depth of knowledge and to enrich their classroom lessons.
-Provide resources and strategies for how to present the content to students in an engaging manner that encourages learning.