Powhatan People Virtual Tour

During your 60 minute virtual tour, students will join a Valentine Educator  in real-time to learn about the Powhatan people who called the Richmond region home prior to colonization. Students will discuss images of Pocahontas and the way she has been portrayed throughout history.  We will also explore Virginia Indian’s use of natural resources and participate in object analysis of various tools used by the Powhatan. 

Program Objectives:

For 2nd Grade – Students will focus on natural resources, the settlement of Europeans and colonization of Virginia. Comparisons will be drawn between Eastern Woodland Tribes and Native Americans from the southwest and plains.

For 4th Grade- Students will focus on the Powhatan Indians as one of three Indian language groups in Virginia, Algonquin (Powhatan), Siouan, and Iroquoian. Discuss the James River, regions of VA (Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Mountains). Identify and locate current state-recognized tribes.

Virginia SOLs: 2.1a, 2.3, 2.7, VS.1f, VS.2


Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 4, 2, k, prek
SOL(s): 2.1a, 2.3, 2.7, VS.1f, VS.2