November 4, 2013
Most Americans are stumped when it comes to listing the three branches of government that keep our nation’s powers in balance. Can you name them?
Balance of Power, an Electronic Field Trip premiering Thursday, Nov. 7, answers the question with a memorable metaphor executed in three acts. A baseball game played across the ages illustrates the powers in play and the umpire who keeps them in check. Will Thomas Jefferson score a run? Will John Adams steal home? The characters help present governmental balance of power in a way that will help viewers learn an unforgettable piece of history.
This week on the podcast, one of the show’s producers, Cash Arehart, joins host Harmony Hunter to discuss the playful new show.
March 19, 2013
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February 28, 2013Kids Zone. Play along with a colonial scavenger hunt, navigate a maze, or dress 18th-century paper dolls.
Find these games and lots more in the Kids Zone.
February 14, 2013
This program explores the U.S. law of 1807 that abolished the transatlantic slave trade. Meet the people involved in or influenced by this pivotal legislation: slaves, plantation owners, slave-ship captains and crew, government officials, navy officers, and antislavery activists.
Learn more and watch a clip from The Slave Trade.
December 18, 2012
Educators will find a wealth of free primary sources, classroom activities, and lesson plans at history.org/teach. Teach your students the history of Christmas this week with A Colonial Christmas in Williamsburg.
November 8, 2012
During the French and Indian War, the Cherokee people struggled to preserve their independence. Follow Cherokee leader Ostenaco and Virginian Henry Timberlake on their 1762 journey in search of a lasting peace.
Watch the Electronic Field Trip online or on participating public broadcasting stations today at 10:00 and 1:00 EST.
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