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Other Interactive Sites:

PBS "Colonial House" features many interactive sources and games to help us better understand the colonial period.

Do HistoryA site that shows you how to piece together the past from the fragments that have survived, using the life of colonial midwife Martha Ballard as a case study.

Colonial Williamsburg's "Kid's Zone," allows younger children to explore the 18th century using games and other activities.

The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony

Interactive sources

In developing this site we've included a number of interactive source activities for students of all levels and abilities. These items allow visitors an opportunity to delve into the history of the eighteenth century and to explore the background and meaning of the objects in greater depth.

stamp act portrait timeline
Portrait Exploration: This link will allow students to find out more about the work of artist John Singleton Copley, fashion in the 1760s, and the objects in the painting. Stamp Act Protests Map: Scroll over this map of the colonies to discover what kinds of protests took place in different locations. Interactive Timeline: Visit our timeline where, by mousing over the colored squares, you can explore important events in both the life of Elizabeth Murray, Colonial America, and world history. Thus putting Elizabeth Murray's life in to the context of the 18th century.