August 14, 2012
“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.
April 11, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg’s Emmy-winning Electronic Field Trip series brings history, experts, and interactivity to the classroom. We’re offering complimentary access from September 1–30, 2012, and we’re calling it our Gift to the Nation.
Visit http://giftnation.history.org/ today to register and to learn more. We’ll see you again in September for the broadcast.
Register now for complimentary access in September.
Learn more about the Electronic Field Trip series.
March 14, 2012
In 1776, Abigail Adams requested that her husband, future president John Adams, “remember the ladies” when establishing the government and laws of the new nation. Examine the roles, responsibilities, and daily activities of early American women in this Electronic Field Trip, which airs on history.org/trips and on local public broadcast stations.
February 14, 2012
Everyone knows Abraham Lincoln freed all the slaves . . . or did he? Freedom came to enslaved people over the course of many months and years — and it arrived in different ways in different places. Discover how enslaved Americans made everyday choices during the Civil War that helped bring about their freedom.
Learn more about this Electronic Field Trip.
January 19, 2012
The 2011-2012 Electronic Field Trip Series continues with the premiere of The War of 1812 on January 19, 2012. Why were Americans plunged into another war with Great Britain a generation after the American Revolution?
During this live broadcast, students join historical characters Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, James Madison and others as they struggle to determine what course the United States will follow. Electronic Field Trips are broadcast at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. one Thursday each month from October through April on participating PBS stations and cable channels across the country.
December 14, 2011
December’s Electronic Field Trip explores the story of the early days of American westward expansion. Daniel Boone recounts the exciting experiences and unexpected consequences associated with moving west. Learn about the risks and grueling personal hardships of creating new settlements.
Subscribing schools can watch the live broadcast at history.org/trips.
The program also airs on many Public Broadcasting Stations; check your local listings for times.