Teacher Workshop: Revolutionary Women™ (Free)

by  Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

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Travel to the 18th century to explore issues and events that led to the American Revolution through the eyes of three separate women. Explore women’s rights and roles in colonial America while learning about the different decisions individuals made. Participants will meet Elizabeth Thompson, a loyalist spy; Deborah Samson, who, disguised as a man, enlisted and fought in the Continental Army for 1 1/2 years; and Jane Walker, a representative of the thousands of wives who accompanied the army throughout the Revolutionary War. At the conclusion of the program, we’ll return to the 21st century and discuss tips on how students can research people of the past. Presented by historian, interpreter, and education consultant Darci Tucker of American Lives: History Brought to Life. Darci has been presenting student and teacher programming throughout the country for over 20 years.

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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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04/11/2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Registration Deadline: 04/10/2023)

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

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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 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.


Participants will gain a greater understanding of the different perspectives and roles women played during the American Revolution.

Educators will explore ways to assist their students in researching people of the past.