Jamestown Rediscovery is now offering remote classroom programs in which one of our educators will virtually bring the history and archaeology of Jamestown to your school! To learn more about the available topics and to request a program, please submit the form below or email hjeducation@preservationvirginia.org.

Please note: We will not be offering on-site school group tours for the remainder of 2020. We will post an update about plans for school programs in 2021 by November 1.

Virtual Classroom Programs

Use this form to request virtual classroom programs for school groups. Virtual classroom programs last 60 minutes and include a Q&A session. Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to the requested date. Schools are responsible for providing the virtual meeting space. For more information on the online platform requirements, please see our Virtual Classroom Program Information Sheet.
  • Contact Information

  • Group Information

  • Programs are offered Monday through Friday.
  • Please indicate the preferred starting time(s) for your virtual classroom experience. Each topical program lasts one hour, consisting of a 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A period.
  • Virtual Classroom Program Options

    Select the option(s) that are of interest.
  • Please note that prices are higher for custom virtual programs.
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contact information

Please provide your name, email address, billing address for the invoice, and daytime phone number. You should receive a confirmation once the form has been submitted and someone from our education team will follow up with you by email within one to two days of receiving the request.

group information

Please provide a little information about the group, including the school or group name, the students’ grade level, and your role. Our programs are recommended for students 4th grade and up. For mixed-age groups, like scouts, please indicate the range of ages, so that we can best tailor the program to the learning levels represented.

When would you like to schedule your virtual classroom program Please feel free to list specific date(s) and times although we cannot guarantee availability until a member of our educational team has contacted you. If your schedule is more flexible, list approximately when you would like to schedule a virtual program, such as the month or a preferred day of the week. All programs must be booked at least 14 days in advance, but slots can fill up several months out, so early booking is encouraged.

Number of students? Indicate approximately how many students are expected. The number of students who may participate is not limited as long as they can be accommodated on the school’s virtual meeting platform.

fees

The total price shown is an estimate based on the option(s) selected. Our education staff will provide a final invoice once the program is confirmed. Each school is responsible for setting up and covering any fees associated with the online virtual meeting platform.

program options

Please see below for a description of each program. If you are not sure which option(s) are right for your group, select the Discovering James Fort program and our education team will contact you to help build your group’s experience.

discovering james fort

Recommended Age Group: All
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to learn about the history of the first successful English colony in the Americas and how archaeology has reshaped our understanding of this important site.

first africans in virginia

Recommended Age Group: Middle and High School, College
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to learn about the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619 and the legacies that have endured over 400 years. Program includes a discussion of the recent archaeology at the Angela site, where one of the first Africans at Jamestown lived and worked.

beyond brideships

Recommended Age Group: Middle and High School, College
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to discuss the history created by women at Jamestown from 1607–1699. Going beyond maids, brides, and mothers, this program discusses Jamestown’s English, Powhatan, and African women as fighters, builders, politicians, and diplomats.

jamestown vs. plymouth

Recommended Age Group: Middle and High School, College
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to compare and contrast the first two successful English colonies, the origins of their rivalry, and some surprising correlations between them.

the powhatan and the english

Recommended Age Group: Elementary and Middle School
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to discuss the varying relationships between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists beginning in 1607 and throughout the 17th century.

custom lesson topic

Educators may request specific topics of interest. A member of our Education team will be in contact regarding lesson content.

virtual site visit

Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian for a virtual visit to significant areas of the James Fort site. Weather conditions may affect program availability.

talk with a living history character

Join a Jamestown Rediscovery interpreter for an interactive, personal account of life at Jamestown.