Monday, February 04, 2008

Colonial Williamsburg Kids Zone

I just received the February Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Gazette and in it was a link to their new Kids Zone. Your elementary students will appreciate the bright colors, animation, music and sound effects. You'll appreciate the excellent, kid-friendly content.

There are four different scenes with both animals and people. Clicking on one will allow students to read and interact with that character. Students can learn about fife and drum music, the farm animals that are being preserved through the Colonial Williamsburg rare breeds program, various trades, and historic figures like Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.

There are links within each scene to various games and activities such as helping the blacksmith find the correct tools. Students may also click on links that will take them to a Colonial Williamsburg web page for more detailed information on a particular topic.

You 'll find other teaching resources at: where you can sign up to receive the Gazette newsletter for yourself.

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