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What are Colonial Williamsburg’s Electronic Field Trips?

Aimed at grades 4-8, Electronic Field Trips are cross-curricular and can be used with a variety of grade levels as well as English Language Learners.

Click image to play  The Will of the People : Act One

Live Broadcast and Video on Demand

Three eight-minute acts are online and on-demand all school year long. They also are available live by television broadcast, satellite or streaming video on scheduled dates during the school year.

View a sample act from The Will of the People


Interact with experts, historians, and characters!

Become part of the broadcast! Call in during the program and one hour afterward, email a character/expert during the week of the live broadcast or submit a pre-taped video to the show in advance. Vote and use the message board all school year long.


View Sample Video:

Resources for Teachers

Online teacher materials include a topic-specific background article, lesson plans, time line, glossary, primary sources literacy lesson, bibliography for teachers and students, Web links, related National Standards, and searchable State Standard correlations for grades 4-8.

Web Activities for Students

Interactive student Web-based activities available all school year round for use in the classroom or at home.


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Electronic Field Trip Season



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