We encourage you to take advantage of this complimentary program from Colonial Williamsburg‘s Electronic Field Trip series. Colonial Williamsburg announces its “Gift to the Nation” – this will be complimentary online access to their first Electronic Field Trip of the 2012-2013 season, “The Will of the People.” (The target grade level audience is 4-8th).
This Electronic Field Trip 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.
This program will give teachers, home schoolers, and the general viewing audience a look at all the online resources that comprise each Electronic Field Trip. These resources include: a complete teacher guide, teacher road map, bibliography, literacy materials, program script, an email link to Thomas Jefferson, and streaming video versions of the pre-recorded program segments.
Registrants will have full access to this online resource from September 1-30, 2012. The Gift to the Nation – The Will of the People Electronic Field Trip is delivered 100% online. The actual broadcast of this Electronic Field Trip will happen on October 13, 2012.