Colonial America

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Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips

July 28, 2014 -- Submitted by Dale Van Eck, a reader from Williamsburg, Virginia, who is affiliated with the site.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America’s largest outdoor living history museum, is proud to announce its next generation of Electronic Field Trip programming! For the first time, the Emmy Award-winning one-hour LIVE Electronic Field Trip broadcasts are complimentary to all viewers. Watch via online streaming or broadcast television. The broadcasts feature historical documentary or dramatic video in combination with live discussion by experts and historians, as well as interactive opportunities for all viewers via Twitter or our instant feedback poll. The broadcast schedule features seven programs airing October through April at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET. Designed for students in grades 4 to 8, this year’s lineup will include programs on the global economy, the Revolution on the frontier, science, 18th-century entertainment, the Emancipation Proclamation, working children and a program that teaches students about research, primary sources and how to validate online materials. Visit the home page for trailers, standards, how to find a broadcaster near you!

Constituting America

December 2, 2010 -- From Judy, a reader, from Mansfield, Ohio, who is not affiliated with the site.

This is a wonderful site for kids to encourage them to read and understand the constitution. This year the author of this site ran a contest for Elementary, Junior High and High School students to support Constitution Day! The winners are posted on the site.