Friday, October 21, 2011

Website Spotlight: Colonial Williamsburg


Website URL: http://www.history.org/history/

Here is the short version of the exciting material on this website:

A. Meet the People
African Americans
http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/african/aaintro.cfm

B. See the Places:

Bruton Parish Church
http://www.history.org/Almanack/places/hb/hbbruch.cfm

Capitol
http://www.history.org/Almanack/places/hb/hbcap.cfm

Raleigh Tavern
http://www.history.org/Almanack/places/hb/hbral.cfm

C. Experience the Life:

Manners—Go to the George Washington portion of this section
http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/manners/rules2.cfm

Religion: Pay particular attention to this section, with its subcategories
http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/religion/religionva.cfm

D. Clothing:

Introduction
http://www.history.org/history/clothing/intro/clothing.cfm

Women's Clothing
http://www.history.org/history/clothing/women/index.cfm

Men's Clothing: read particularly the one about "wigs"
http://www.history.org/history/clothing/men/index.cfm


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Here is the longer version of what can be done on the Colonial Williamsburg
website:

Let's look at what is here.

Go to Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Resources
Go to History & Education:
History, Teachers, Publications, Research

1. Select "History"

A. Meet the People
http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/index.cfm

African Americans
Colonial Children
The Geddys: A Family of Tradesmen
The Randolphs: A Family of Influence
People of Williamsburg: Biographies
George Washington
Martha Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Patrick Henry
George Wythe

See the Slideshows listed at the bottom of the Meet the People web page

B. See the Places:

Check out these ones particularly:
Bruton Parish Church
Capitol
Courthouse
Governor's Palace
Magazine
Public Gaol
Public Hospital
Raleigh Tavern
Wren Building
George Wythe House

C. Experience the Life:
Each one of these categories has several submenus:

African American Experience
Animals
Christmas
Family
Food
Gardening
Manners
Politics
Tools
Trades

Religion: Pay particular attention to this section, with its subcategories
http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/religion/religionva.cfm

Religion in Early Virginia
Religion and Revolution
Definition of Terms
Statute for Religious Freedom
Bibliography
Lesson Plan: "Acrimony in Bruton Parish Church"

D. Clothing:
Several of these articles will interest you

E. Gardens

F. Fifes and Drums
Instruments
Costume History

G. Conferences, Forums, and Workshops

H. Animals

I. Tour the Town
http://www.history.org/visit/tourTheTown/

J. Send an E-Postcard


Kudos and website reviews:

Colonial Williamsburg
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/7052/

Colonial Williamsburg
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/23268

Best of History Web Sites: http://www.besthistorysites.net/

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