Part One: Forging a New World takes students back to the beginning of colonial America. It was filmed at historically important locations in Jamestown, George Washington's birthplace at Popes Creek Plantation, and historic St. Mary's City. Part One seeks to answer two key questions:
What kind of people were the first colonists?
Why did they undertake the long and dangerous trip to America?
Part Two is designed to bring early everyday life in colonial America alive. This program was filmed on location at some of America's most famous colonial sites. Focusing on the basics of day-to-day life, the live-action video answers such questions as: