Hello Middle and Lower School!
We would like to invite you to visit our Culture in Contact Museum on Wednesday, December 18th. Please sign up on the attached document.
Suzanne, Elizabeth, and Rohan
Seventh Grade Cultures in Contact Museum
Our museum focuses on the three ethnic groups present in Virginia in the early 1600s.
Students chose a research topic and conducted research through the lens of each ethnic group, with a special focus on gender and social class.
POWHATANS: The indigenous people in the Chesapeake Bay area at the time were the Powhatans. They were woodland Indians, who spoke Algonquian.
KONGOLESE: The first 20 Africans in Virginia (and the 13 colonies in general) were from the Kongo Kingdom. This area is primarily current-day Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo. “Angola” is the name that the Portuguese colonizers used; we use the original name out of respect for the indigenous people. Three of the better-known kingdoms were the Kongo, Luba, and Lunda Kingdoms.
ENGLISH COLONISTS: In 1607, 105 English men came by ship hoping to find gold, better lives, and to expand their influence.