August 14, 2012
Electronic Field Trip Offered Free In September
“The Will of the People” examines the presidential election of 1800, one of the most bitter in U.S. history, and provides a surprising lesson for a 21st-century student. Thomas Jefferson explains how negative campaigning, partisan politics and contested elections have been a part of our political system since the earliest days of the republic.
Colonial Williamsburg is providing “The Will of the People” Electronic Field Trip streaming video, teacher guide and student Web activities free of charge to any school, homeschool family or individual interested in learning more about the U.S. presidential election process. The program will be available free from Sept. 1 to 30.