Complimentary Online Resources for Election Year from Colonial Williamsburg

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. 

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