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Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Jamestown & Early Colonial Virginia Teacher Pass

Teaching Jamestown & Early Colonial Virginia Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

NPR Commemoration

An NPR feature from May 2007 on the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first English permanent settlement at Jamestown considers how Jamestown should be remembered in American history.


"That American history isn't just separate stories of separate people, that what's actually driving history is interactions between people. It's the cross-fertilization often in contexts that are not peaceful at all, often in contexts that are violent, that are actually the engine that essentially shapes culture as we move forward in time."