Educational Resources

Tour a historical site, learn about the history of chocolate, and more. Have fun with history at home with free access to all of our educational resources.

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Historic Site Virtual Tours

If you haven't been to these museums, now is your chance to take a virtual tour and learn about American History!

Genesee Country Village, historic site partner of AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate

Genesee County Village & Museum

Visit the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in New York State. This historic village takes you through life in New York in the 19th-century.

Take the Virtual Tour
George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Did you know our first president's home is the most popular historic estate in America? So what are you waiting for? Take the tour and learn about the life and legacies of George Washington.

Take a Virtual Tour
History Miami Museum

History Miami Museum

Take a tour through the coolest fort in Miami - the replica of Castillo de San Marcos. And while your there, subscribe to their youtube channel to learn all about their weekly school programs.

Take the Tour
Missouri History Museum

Missouri History Museum

Explore the Missouri History Museum and its past special exhibit Panoramas of the City with this 360-degree virtual walk-through.

Take the Virtual Tour
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Take an interactive tour of Thomas Jefferson's home. Discover all three floors and Mulberry Row.

Tour Monticello
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

You're invited to immerse yourself in the sites of Colonial Williamsburg from anywhere in the world!

Look Around

Professor B at Home!

New History of Chocolate Series

Our very own Professor B talks about the history of chocolate from his home! New episodes drop every Thursday on the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate social channels and here on the website. Be sure to tune in! Meanwhile, enjoy the first episode.


Episode 1

Family Friendly Recipes

Nothing quite beats the way fresh baked goodies bring feel-good energy into your home. Baking simple recipes is a great way to stay busy, involve your family in some non-academic learning, and unwind. We’ve gathered our favorite family-friendly chocolate recipes to get you and your kids baking up some joy this week!

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Fun Downloadable Resources

Checkout these awesome learning resources to do at home.

National Geographic Educational Guide

National Geographic Educator's Guide

In a partnership with National Geographic Kids, AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate is excited to share this very special guide that teaches children all about the history of chocolate!

Download the Guide
Coloring sheet from Colonial Williamsburg

Color the Collection, Colonial Williamsburg

Learn about history while coloring? How fun is that‽ Download coloring pages from the Colonial Williamsburg coloring collection.

View Color Collection Downloads
cacao pod with caco nibs on a wooden table

The Story of Chocolate

Download this quick read to learn the story of chocolate brought to you by Professor B.

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coloring sheet from monticello

Color the Collection, Monticello

Color buildings, plants, and the Monticello property.

Download the Color Collection Monticello
Cliffs at Stratford

Stratford Hall Cliffs Worksheet

Learn about how the historic cliffs at Stratford Hall were formed with this fun worksheet.

Download the Worksheet
chocolate activity placemat

Wonderful World of Chocolate Worksheet

Go back in time with one of the world's favorite foods!! Have fun learning about chocolate in this world of chocolate worksheet.

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coloring sheet from genesee villiage

Color 19th Century Fashions

Create your own version of these styles from over 100 years of fashion history.

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coloring sheet from virginia historical society

Color our Collections

Download coloring pages created from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture collections and unleash your creativity!

Get Coloring!
membership card suffrage league of virginia

Equal Suffrage League Membership Card

Learn about the women’s suffrage movement in Virginia and make your own Equal Suffrage League Membership Card!

Create Your Card!

Can you imagine a day without chocolate?

Neither can we! Check out this fun series from our favorite Chocolate Historian, Professor B. Guaranteed to delight and teach families a few things they didn’t know about chocolate.

A Day without Chocolate Series

Featuring Professor B

Kelly and Dave cheers with mexican hot chocolate shooters

Season 1

Imagine if we never discovered chocolate. What would the world look like? How would we cope without chocolate in our life? Find out with Chocolate Historian, Dave Borghesani in "A Day Without Chocolate".

Watch Season 1
Professor B posing with statue of Abraham Lincoln

Season 2

In Part 2 of our "A Day Without Chocolate" series, Dave, our chocolate historian, will leave the classroom and venture out into the world around us, unearthing stories that reveal personal histories with chocolate—from famous pastry chefs to museum curators.

Watch Season 2
Professor B posing with George Washington interpreter

Season 3

In Part 3 of our “A Day Without Chocolate” series, our chocolate historian Dave heads to historic Mount Vernon to speak with a very important figure from our nation’s past – George Washington himself! Meet the very first First Family and learn more about their love of chocolate and colonial times.

Watch Season 3

Chocolate in George Washington's America

Watch this video from our friends at Mount Vernon and learn about the history of chocolate.

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Extra Credit!

From quizzes to timelines and online exhibits, peruse these sources for extra credit!

Curious about George Washington?

Learn about the life of our first president by exploring this timeline of his life.

View the Timeline

Dig maps?

Learn more about Washington's World in these interactive maps and journeys.

Explore the Maps

How much do you know about Thomas Jefferson?

Take Thomas Jefferson quizzes to test your knowledge.

View all Monticello Quizzes

Dive into the National Archives!

From the "Rightfully Hers" online exhibits to What's Cooking Uncle Sam? Explore 66 different online exhibits.

View Online Exhibits

Get Hands On!

The National Museum for American History has a few great ways to get creative. We recommend the Victorian Virtual Reality project.

Do the D.I.Y.

Make a Collagasaurus!

Learn about history, art, and culture thanks to the Smithsonian Learning Lab!

Click to Craft Page

Farm to Family with Heinz

Learn the life of a Heinz pickle, yes a pickle, with this farm to family story collection

View the Collection

Rain Drops are Falling on My Head

The Smithsonian Learning Lab has dozens of online learning resources to do at home with kids, here's one of our favorites.

Link to Rain Drops

The History of Virginia

Explore the history of Virginia and its place in American History by watching any of the educational videos linked below.

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Sap, Syrup & Sugar Comes to You!

Learn the history behind tapping trees and making syrup!

Learn About Syrup

Old Salem is Keeping Busy

Learn how Old Salem is keeping busy while tourists are away.

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"The Vernacular & The Spectacular"

An online exhibit that explores the unique and iconic architecture of Boston.

Explore the Exhibit

"99% Sure" Historic Video Series: Episode 1

Who REALLY held the lanterns in the steeple on the night of Paul Revere's Ride?

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Become an Archivist!

Is it Trash or Treasure? What would you save to let future generations know how you lived and what you lived through?

Find Out Now!

Powder Horn Banana Activity

Kids can explore the elaborate scrimshaw work found on the soldier’s powder horn from the Revolutionary War using merely bananas and toothpicks! (for elementary students)

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Building a 1776 Soldier’s Hut

This math activity features word problems related to measuring materials needed to build a soldier’s hut at Fort Ticonderoga. (Grades 5-8)

Build Your Hut!

Ezra Tilden – Carrying the Weight of a Soldier

Read and analyze this journal entry from a soldier who wrote down everything he brought with him as he prepared to march to Fort Ticonderoga in July of 1776. (Grades 4-6)

Get Curious!

Games of the Past

Our new video series, Games of the Past, explores how kids played throughout history! Each video provides a quick history of a game and provides instructions to create the game at home.

Start Playing Today!

Pieces of History Online Puzzles

Enjoy these online puzzles from the collections of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

Start Puzzling!

Learn the Story of Virginia

Explore Virginia's history through an interactive timeline using historical images, objects, photographs (and fun facts).

Explore Virginia's History!

I-Spy: Virginia's Hidden History

Explore the history of espionage in the Commonwealth and train to become one of Virginia's top secret agents with this activity. (For grades 4-7)

Be an Agent!

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