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Summer Field Experience: Jamestown

ImagePre-Course: Sunday, June 24th

Setting The Stage

Teachers arrive at hotel late afternoon.

5:00 – 6:00 - Check-in
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Orientation to course syllabus and outline itinerary

Day One- Monday, June 25th

Why did Powhatan allow the English to survive?

8:30 – 10:30 - Morning Seminar: Jamestown 1585-1624 (Shifflett)
12:00 - Lunch Yorktown Pub
1:15 – 3:00 - Werowocomoco tour with David Brown (William and Mary)
6:00 – 7:30 - Evening Seminar (Shifflett)

Day 1 Reflections

ImageDay Two: Tuesday, June 26th

Who came to Virginia’s Eastern Shore, when did they settle, and why did they come?

7:00 - Breakfast
8:00 - Leave for Eastern Shore
10:00 - Meet Brooks Barnes at Northampton County’s Clerks Office for tour courthouse green and vicinity for a brief history of the Eastern Shore through the Civil War, and a tour of the county clerk's office with a look at the oldest court records in North America.
1:00 lunch – Mallards (Onancock).
2:00 - Ker Place for walking tour of Onancock with focus on how railroad transformed the Eastern Shore's landscape. Explore how the town developed c1680 to present.
4:00 - Evening Seminar (Berkowitz)
5:30 - Dinner Stella’s

Day 2 Reflections

Day Three- Wednesday, June 27th

Choose 3-5 artifacts discovered at Jamestown and explain what they tell us about its history.

8:30 – 10:30 - Morning Seminar (Shifflett)
11:00 - Leave for Jamestown Island
12:00 - Lunch Pierce’s BBQ
1:00 - Meet at Church Tower to work with field archaeologists led by Bill Kelso
NPS Vistor’s Center 1624-present
Archaearium 1607-1624
6:30 – 7:30 - Evening Seminar (Shifflett)

Day 3 Reflections

Day Four: Thursday, June 28th

How should we commemorate 2007?

8:30 – 10:30 - Morning Seminar (Berkowitz)
11:00 - Leave for Jamestown Settlement
12:00 - Lunch NY Deli
1:00 - Jamestown Settlement
4:00 - Return to hotel
4:30 - Roundtable with Virginia Indians: Reeva Tilly (Rappahannock), Chief Kenneth Adams (Upper Mattaponi), Wayne Adkins (Asst. Chief of the Chickahominy facilitated by Rhyannon Berkowitz

Day 4 Reflections

Day Five- Friday, June 29th

Conclusions and Sharing

8:30 – 11:30 - Morning Work session (Shifflett)
12:00 - Lunch on your own
1:00 - Share work with group; evaluations (Mink)

Day 5 Reflections

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