Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians Online Course

Pocahontas Project Launches Online Education Course, “Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians”

The Pocahontas Project is launching an innovative online education course, “Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians” next month. The course, which will begin June 15 and run for ten weeks until August 23, intends to inform and inspire people of all ages around the world through the life, legend and legacy of Pocahontas.

The course material will be organized into ten weekly segments, and will represent a highly credible collection of state, federal and international history and cultural institutions. The course is also expected to offer a well-rounded summary of the history of Indians in Virginia from thousands of years before the time of Powhatan and Pocahontas through present day.

Student time for the online course will average 90 to 100 minutes each week, including approximately an hour for content and 30 to 40 minutes for homework. Coursework will be accessed through the Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s website, with new course content available each Monday morning. At the end of the course, students will be asked to submit a Pocahontas Legacy expression, which is expected to involve some additional hours.

The course specifically targets secondary school age students around the world. However, adults looking to broaden their education and perspective will also find the course interesting and relevant. The total cost of the course is $40 per student. Course scholarships are available. For more information or to register, contact Rick Tatnall, Pocahontas Project representative at rick@replenishrichmond.com. For more general information on the course, visit http://replenishrichmond.com/pocahontas-and-the-virginia-indians/.