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Educational Resources

Bring history to life in the classroom with our educational resources, including books, DVDs, games, and more.

  • Quill Pen | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Quill Pen

    A goose feather quill pen and powdered ink were the basic writing instruments in the 18th century. Our quill pens are made from the finest quality bleached white goose pointers. The nib may be re-sharpened and re-shaped as often as necessary...

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  • 18th Powdered Ink | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Powdered Ink

    Pen a note the 18th century way with this Powdered Ink. When mixed with water, this powder produces a rich colored ink for use with quills and other dip pens. Instructions and historical information are provided on the envelopes. A fun way to send a...

  • America: The Pocket Guide

    This tiny guide introduces you to a very big idea: The Idea of America. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you believe, you are American if you believe in the idea of America. At the heart of America is a great debate. And at the heart...

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  • The Idea of America

    At the heart of America, this book argues, is a great debate. And at the heart of that debate are our shared democratic values: law and ethics, freedom and equality, diversity and unity, common wealth and private wealth. The Idea of America shows how...

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  • Nancy's Story: 1765

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery NixonVirginians are protesting the Stamp Act and Nancy Geddy is afraid the uncertain times will harm her father's business. And if that worry is not enough, Nancy's stepmother is making...

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  • Caesar's Story: 1759

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon Why do things have to change? Caesar lives with his family, but he is an enslaved person, and when the master selects him to be a personal servant in the big house, Caesar has to...

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  • Maria's Story: 1773

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon When Maria Rind's father dies, her mother is forced to continue his work writing and publishing the Virginia Gazette newspaper. That leaves Maria to look after her three...

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  • John's Story: 1775

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon As tensions rise between England and the colonies, John's father hopes for a peaceful solution. When his older brother George joins the militia to fight for Virginia liberties,...

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  • Women of the Revolution HERO DVD

    Bravery. Loyalty. Sacrifice. Women of the Revolution possessed all of these qualities. Explore the excitement, peril, and individual stories of Deborah Sampson, Mary Perth, Martha Washington, and other women, on both sides of the conflict, who proved...

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  • Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Red Earthenware Inkwell. This reproduction inkwell would have been a common site to inhabitants of Williamsburg in the 18th century. Made of more common materials, such as earthenware, or finely crafted in...

    $16.95
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  • Travel Shut the Box Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Travel Shut the Box Game

    A traditional game of counting, addition, and probability, Shut-the-Box dates as far back as the 12th century when this game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Roll the dice and lay down any numerical combination of tiles that match...

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  • My America: An Owner's Guide

    My America: An Owner’s Guide asks kids to think about fundamental questions about what it really means to be an American. How does America work? Who are "We the People?" And how have the American people shaped our history? Filled with kid-friendly...

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  • Civil War Ironclads HERO DVD

    In the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy raced to build armored, steam-powered warships that were the ancestors of today's navies. Meet the people behind and aboard the "ironclads"&;and relive the famous 1862 battle between the Monitor...

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  • Slate Board with Natural Wood Frame | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Slate Board with Natural Wood Frame

    Imagine the squeak of a stylus or chalk on slate as a room full of Williamsburg children practiced ciphering and arithmetic. Our board is made of smooth slate, held in a simple, 5" x 7" wooden frame. Chalk not included. Features Smooth Natural...

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  • Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell. This reproduction inkwell would have been a common site to inhabitants of Williamsburg in the 18th century. Made of more common materials, such as earthenware, or finely crafted...

    $19.95
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