Guard at Fort Entrance

Success of the Citie: 17th-Century Henricus

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.

Program Length: 1 hour

Grades: 1 – 5