If you’ve never checked out the amazing social studies resources from Colonial Williamsburg, you are seriously missing out! They recently made their video collection free to the public. All you have to do is create a free user account. It takes about 30 seconds. This link will take you to the sign-in page: http://resourcelibrary.history.org/
Colonial Williamsburg offers primary sources and lesson plans in their resource library. However, the videos are an exciting find for 4th to 8th grade social studies teachers. The videos cover slavery, founding fathers, music, women in the Revolution, and many more topics in an engaging way.
I plan to do a blog post soon on the ways I use these free videos in my classroom. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Colonial Williamsburg. I loved every minute of my time there while I attended the teacher’s institute in 2008. If you ever have a chance to visit Colonial Williamsburg, you will love it! Promise!