What is the Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library?
The Resource Library is a collection of Colonial Williamsburg's American history and civics
materials, and is accessible via a free account at
It is designed for educators, students, and learners of all ages.
How is the Colonial Williamsburg Resource Library different from HERO and the Teacher Community?
- Contains background texts, primary sources, lesson plans, videos, interactive web activities, and more to provide teachers everything they need to teach a given topic.
- Can be used to teach American history from Jamestown to the Civil War, social studies, civics, and careers in history fields, with cross-curricular ties to language arts, science, math, art, and music.
- Contains 200+ resources, and new teaching materials will be added every month. The video programs have won 16 Emmy awards.
- All content is correlated to standards for all 50 states.
- Colonial Williamsburg's Institute for Teacher Professional Development has 30 years' experience creating engaging, high-quality materials by teachers for teachers.
- Searchable by keyword and browsable by era, theme, and subject.
- Absolutely, completely FREE to use!
The Colonial Williamsburg Resource Library replaces both HERO and the Teacher Community by combining the contents of both websites---and more!---into one seamless experience.
Learn more about the Resource Library.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.