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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. 

electronic field trips across the Americas

Here is a great distance learning opportunity for you and your class! Science, social studies, language… You can now register for the “annual migration of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. Every year, millions of monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to overwinter in the mountain peaks in states of Mexico and Michoacán in Mexico. This magical journey, deemed an “endangered natural phenomenon,” is dependent on conservation of habitats in all three North American countries — the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Join in this magical migration with MonarchLIVE and follow their journey throughout the 2008-9 school year. Take your class on FREE, live, interactive electronic field trips that follow the magical migration of monarchs. In February 2009, join us in Mexico where we will talk with scientists studying monarchs and learn about local people who are preserving winter habitat.” (http://monarch.pwnet.org/)

Here’s what’s available over distance learning (all times listed are Eastern!):

  • MonarchLIVE Kick-off – Webcast + satellite broadcast
    Friday, October 10, 2008 | Noon – 1 p.m. in English
    (Spanish will be streamed live on the Internet)
  • In the Mexican Mountains – Webcast + satellite broadcast
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009
    Noon – 1 p.m. in English only | 2 – 3 p.m. in Spanish only
  • Community Conservation in Mexico – Webcast + satellite broadcast
    Thursday, February 19, 2009
    Noon – 1 p.m. in English only | 2 – 3 p.m. in Spanish only
  • Little Spaces; Big Results – Webcast and/or satellite broadcast
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | Noon – 1 p.m. in English
    (Spanish will be streamed live on the Internet)
  • Building the Population – Webcast and/or broadcast
    Thursday, May 21, 2009 | Noon – 1 p.m. in English
    (Spanish will be streamed live on the Internet)
  • Monarchs in Canada – Webchat
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Noon – 12:30 p.m.