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Colonial Williamsburg's Electronic Field Trips
American history tells the stories of Americans as they created the republic for themselves and for the next generation. Colonial Williamsburg is the place where the whole story begins of what it means to be an American citizen, where the founding fathers, that first generation, begins to create the republic of today, the job of citizens today.
The Electronic Field Trip program is an opportunity to take Colonial Williamsburg, to take American history right to the classrooms all around the country. What are Electronic Field Trips?
- Emmy-Award winning live internet events and television broadcasts for grades 4-8
- Innovative distance learning program brings history alive in the classroom
- Broadcasts air once a month at 11 a.m. on KENW
Every Electronic Field Trip has a slate of online activities for students to do in their classroom that provide an interactive element for kids to interact with the past to actually be participants in the past, to explore history like a historian explores history, to look directly at primary sources and to investigate history in the kind of way that helps to excite kids and make American history relevant to them and to their lives today.
Every Electronic Field Trip comes with teacher materials and help for the teacher. They go all the way from how to use the technology in the classroom to background information on American history.
The Electronic Field Trips are correlated to American history standards for every state in the union. And the EFTs aren't just about colonial history. There are also stories about the 17th century, or Native Americans before Europeans come here. There are stories about Virginia, but also about New England or farther south. And there are stories about the early 19th century and African-American history.
More information about Colonial Williamburg's Electronic Field Trip program can be found at www.history.org/trips.