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Ring of colonist William Strachey
Lesson Plans
These lesson plans have been produced in order to share the discoveries made by Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists with teachers and students. Although the lesson plans are organized by intended grade, each could be modified to benefit students of several different age groups.

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Archaeologist Eric Deetz uncovers a breastplate at the James Fort site
Interactive Exercises
Designed to give users a taste of how Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists do their work, these exercises illustrate the many methods archaeologists employ to identify and give context to their discoveries.

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The James River
Historic Jamestowne & the Chesapeake Bay
Historic Jamestowne's location on the James River gave its inhabitants a source of food and easy access to later settlements in the Chesapeake region and beyond. This site explains the importance of the waterways nearby to Historic Jamestowne's success. A quiz is included to test your understanding of the material.

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Overview of the Dig Site
Teacher's Corner
The Teacher's Corner has information on educational programs at Historic Jamestowne, entrance fee waiver information for educational institutions, and ideas for self-guided tours.

School Group Tours

New SOL Tours

Featured Tours
In the Trenches
In the Trenches Curator's Artifact Tour
Curator's Artifact Tour

Jane, The Book and Video

Jamestown: The Buried Truth

America in 1607: Jamestown and the Powhatan

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