On Site Programs at Henricus Historical Park

History Kids (Indian or Colonial)
Grades Pre-K-K
45 minutes each program 
Participate in childhood skills of the 17th Century through chores, games, stories and role playing activities of the era in our re-created living history sites. Select one or both themes.
Theme Choices: Indian or English children. 
Pre-K Foundation Blocks for Early Childhood Learning: History & Social Studies Blocks 1,2,3,4; Science Blocks 4,6,7
History & Social Science SOLs: K.1(a), K.2, K.4(b-c), K.6
Science SOLs: K.4, K.5, K.6, K.8, K.9

People of the River: Powhatan Indians 
Grades 1 - 5
1 hour program
Tour Arrohateck, a re-created Virginia Indian community once located on the James River, and experience the Eastern Woodland Powhatan Indian culture – just prior to contact – through hands-on participation in farming, food preparation, hunting and fishing and cultural activities. Watch life skills demonstrations by costumed interpreters and learn how each culture met their survival needs.
History &Social Science SOLs:  1.6, 1.12(c), 2.2, 2.3, 2.4(d), 2.5(b), 2.7, 3.3(b), 3.8, 3.10, VS.1, VS.2, VS.3(g), USI.1(b-d,i), USI.3(b-c), USI.4(b)
Science SOLs: 1.5(a), 1.7(b-c), 1.8(a), 2.5(a-c), 2.7(a), 2.8 (b-c), 3.4(a), 3.5, 3.6, 3.9(c-d), 3.10(a), 4.5, 4.8, 5.7(g)

Success of the Citie: 17th Century Henricus
Grades 1 - 5
1 hour program
Students interact with early English settlers in this second successful “New World” English colony sited along the James River, and learn about their lives and hardships and their economic and security activities. Activities demonstrate the importance of daily chores and the division of labor, defense and martial laws, the making and use of tools, and the economic tobacco trade in this early colony. Historic personalities are introduced through age-appropriate government, civics, technology and economic activities. 
History & Social Science SOLs: 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.12, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.3(b), 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.12, VS.1, VS.3(a-c, f-g), VS.4(a-b,d-e), USI.1(b-d,i), USI.4(a-b), USI.5
Science SOLs: 1.5(a), 1.7(c), 1.8(a), 2.5(a), 2.7(a), 2.8(a-b), 3.2(d), 3.4(a), 3.6, 3.9, 3.10(a-c), 4.5, 4.8

Mapping the James River: Indoor program – onsite or outreach
Grades 1 - 5
1 hour program
Understand the people, places, environment, economics and history of Virginia’s James River using historical maps with two- and three-dimensional mapping activities. Using basic mapping skills and tools, trace Captain John Smith’s exploration of the James River in 1607. Understand how land changes can be traced over time using maps. Students (grades 1 – 3) team-build their own future community on a Richmond regional map. Students (grades 4 – 5) track the John Smith venture up the James River and design a community of the futureon a 3-D map, taking into account past and present land uses.
History & Social Studies SOLs: 1.4(a-b), 1.6, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.5(c), 3.6, VS.1(i), VS.2(b-e), USI.1(f), USI.3(b-c)
Science SOLs: 1.8(a), 2.8(b), 3.6(a-c), 4.5(b,d,f), 5.7(e-f)

Upper Elementary/Middle & High School

Two Lives of Pocahontas
Grades 3 - 7
2 hour program
Follow the cultural lives of Pocahontas as both a Virginia Indian girl and later as an English woman. Compare and contrast the economic, educational, religious and political implications of her life in and between both cultures. Program uses both the Arrohateck Indian village and the English Citie of Henricus, including Rocke Hall –Pocahontas’ English home in the colony. 
 History & Social Science SOLs: VS.1(a-d,g,i), VS.2(a-f), VS.3(a-g), VS.4(a-b,d-e), USI.1(b-d,f,i), USI.2(d), USI.3(b-c), USI.4(a-b), USI.5(a).
Science SOLs: 4.5, 5.7(f)

Voyage to Virginia
 Grades 4 – 6
4 hour (two-site) program
Visit Agecroft Hall and Henricus Historical Park to discover the differences between the environment, economics and lives of English servants (Agecroft Hall) and Virginia colonial indentured servants (Henricus) during the 17th Century.  Participate in security, economics, farming andtrade interactions with the native Indians. 
History & Social Science SOLs: VS.1, VS.2, VS.3, VS.4, USI.4(a-b), USI.5. 

People in Environment
Grades 6 - 10
2 hour program
From the archaeological record, follow scientists’ and historians’ re-creation of how Virginia’s geography and environment contributed to the economic, social and political lives of both native and colonial Virginians of 400 years ago. Compare and contrast – through hands-on, team-building projects – how three very different cultures (Indian, English and African) developed and interacted within the same physical environment on the James River. 
History & Social Science SOLs: USI.1(b-d,f,i), USI.2(d), USI.4(b), USI.5(c), USII.1(b,d,f,i), CE.1(a-b,d), CE.2(a-b), CE.9, CE.11, WHI.1(e), WHI.2, WHII.1(e-f), WHII.4, WG.1, WG.2, WG.3, WG.4, VUS.2, VUS.3
Science SOLs: 6.1(f,h,j), 6.9(a-b), LS.1(i-j), LS.4(c), LS.8, LS.9, LS.10, LS.11(b), LS.12, ES.1(d-e), ES.2, ES.3, ES.11

Math & Mapping the James River
Grades 6 – 8
1 hour indoor or OutreachProgram
17th Century innovations in mapping techniques and navigational tools brought colonists to the “New World”. Using mapping and math skills, find and rebuild the Citie of Henricus from the historical record.
History & Social Science SOLs: WHI.1(a-f), WHI.12(a), WHII.1(a-f), WHII.4(a-d), WHII.5(e).
Mathematics SOLs: 6.2(a-d), 6.3(a-c,f), 6.11(a-c), 7.1, 7.3(a-c,f) 

Virginia Governments
Grades 6 – 9
1 hour indoor or Outreach program
Compare and contrast early 17th century Indian and English Colonial laws, leaders, civic duties, communal needs and economic systemsMap activities, role playing, debate and team activities emphasize social interaction through security concerns, barter and trade, and community laws. Track the development from martial law and early representative government of early 1600’s to American government of today. 
History & Social Sciences SOLs: USII.1(a-b,d,f), CE.1(a-b,f), CE.2(a-b), CE.3(e), WHII.2

Colonial Cultures of the James River Watershed
Grades 6 -  9
2 hour program
Provided jointly by Henricus Historical Park and by the Chesterfield County Naturalist, this program investigates watersheds and how the James River shaped human activity both historically and today.  Students rotate through hands-on environmental and historical activities to follow economics, trade and government of the English colonists as they settled in the 17th century along the James River. 
History & Social Science SOLS:  CE.2(a-b), CE.11(a), CE.12(d), CE.13(a-b), WHI.1, WHII.1(b-f), WHII.2(d-e), WHII.3, WHII.4, WHII.5
Science SOLs:  6.5(f), 6.7, LS.4, LS.8, LS.9, LS.11, LS.12, ES.3, ES.4(b), ES.5(b), ES.7, ES.8, ES.9

Civil War on the James River
Grades 5 -12
2 hour program
Virginia’s James River was a key element in the Virginia history of the American Civil War: it served as both barrier and base on both sides of the conflict. Follow the war through its technology and scientific innovations and engineering. Using maps and model inventions follow environmental changes and construction brought about by war as it changed the face of the river and of the land. Follow the life of black union troops stationed in this area. 
History & Social Science SOLs: VS.7, VS.8, USI.2, USI.8, USI.9
Science SOLs:  4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

17th Century Sciences
Grades 4 – 9
1 hour indoor or Outreach program
Explore the beginnings of modern scientific theory and method as it evolved during the Age of Enlightenment of the 17th Century. Exploration was the operative word: navigational methods, new theories of the solar system, medical advances and new inventions all helped to bring new people to the New World. Hands-on activities.
History & Social Science SOLs: WHII.2(a), WHII.2(e), WHII.4(a-b,d), WHII.6(a).
Science SOLs: 4.1(b-c), 4.7(a,d), ES.4(b), 5.1(g), 6.1 (b,d-g), 6.8(a,d).

Onsite Programs

Onsite Programs

Onsite Programs

Onsite Programs

Onsite Programs

Onsite Programs