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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October 10, 2012
The 2012-2013 Electronic Field Trip season begins October 11 with “The Will of the People.” The presidential campaign of 1800 was perhaps the most bitter in U.S. history. Thomas Jefferson explains to modern students how negative campaigning, partisan politics, and contested elections have been part of our political system since the republic’s earliest days.
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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.
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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.
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