About Virginia 400

To mark the 400th anniversary of the English settlement of Jamestown, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University has created Virginia 400, a portal for finding, teaching, and learning about Virginia History on the web. Pulling from the extensive resources of award-winning projects such as History Matters, Exploring US History, and the September 11 Digital Archive, and building on lessons learned working directly with Virigina teachers on several Teaching American History grants, VA 400 provides one-stop shopping for teachers, including more than two dozen lesson plans and teaching modules, student polls, and an automated "Syllabus Finder." VA 400 also offers guidance for more casual visitors, including a directory of nearly one hundred websites and reviews of the best online resources for Virigina History.

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. We sponsor more than a dozen digital history projects and offer free tools and resources for historians. VA 400 continues this work as we prepare to mark the founding of Jamestown as an important milestone in Virginia and US history.

Site Credits
  • Roy Rosenzweig, Director, CHNM
  • Tom Scheinfeldt, VA400 Project Manager/Assistant Director, CHNM
  • Meagan Hess, Site Designer
  • Pin Wang, Web Programmer

about the project

© 2006 Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media