Take a virtual field trip to Jamestown without leaving your classroom! The Jamestown Rediscovery education team will once again offer virtual classroom programs featuring the archaeology and history of Jamestown for the upcoming school year. All programs can be tailored for grade 3 through college as well as mixed groups, such as scouts. For more information on the program options and platform requirements, please download our Virtual Classroom Program Information Sheet.
We are currently accepting requests for programs through the end of December 2021. To request a virtual classroom experience, please submit the form below and someone from our education team will contact you within two to three business days.
All virtual classroom program requests should be submitted through our online form. Requests for programs are accepted starting on the first of each month, two months prior to the desired month of the program (see the schedule below). Early booking is encouraged as slots can fill up quickly.
September 2021 => July 29, 2021
October 2021 => August 1, 2021
November 2021 => September 1, 2021
December 2021 => October 1, 2021
January 2022 => November 1, 2021
February 2022 => December 1, 2021
March 2022 => January 1, 2022
April 2022 => February 1, 2022
May 2022 => March 1, 2022
June 2022 => April 1, 2022
July 2022 => May 1, 2022
August 2022 => June 1, 2022
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 two to three business days of receiving the request.
Please provide a little information about the group, including the school or group name, the students’ grade level, and your role. Please note our programs are recommended for students 3rd 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 quickly, 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.
The Jamestown Rediscovery education team will set up a program on Zoom. Teachers may choose to host a virtual classroom program though their school’s online platform, if preferred. For more information on virtual platform specifications, please see the Virtual Classroom Program Information Sheet
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
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.
The Powhatan and the English (1607-1622)
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.
The First Africans in Virginia (1619-1699)
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 archaeology at the Angela site, where one of the first enslaved Africans at Jamestown lived and worked.
Virtual Site Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian for a virtual tour around the James Fort site. Weather conditions may affect the program.
Virtual Site Tour & Discovering James Fort
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian for a virtual tour around the James Fort site and a PowerPoint lesson on how archaeology has reshaped our understanding of this important site.
Virtual Site Tour & The Powhatan and the English
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian for a virtual tour around the James Fort site and a PowerPoint lesson discussing the varying relationships between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists beginning in 1607 and throughout the 17th century.
Virtual Site Tour & The First Africans
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian for a virtual tour around the Jamestown town site and a PowerPoint lesson on the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619.
Interview with Anas Todkill
Join Anas Todkill, a comrade of John Smith, for an interactive, first-person account of life at Jamestown in the early 17th century.
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 covering any fees associated with using their own online virtual meeting platform. Our Education team can also host the Virtual Classroom program on Zoom, if preferred.