Complimentary Access from September 1–30, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg’s Gift to the Nation in this election year of 2012 offers students an opportunity to interact virtually with historical characters and provides teachers with unique resources to engage students in the study of citizenship and our founding democratic principles. The Electronic Field Trip “The Will of the People” 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.
-Available online 24/7 from September 1 to September 30, 2012
-On-demand video streaming over the Web
-Email Thomas Jefferson
-Interactive online games
-Downloadable resources, such as the teacher guide and program script (PDF)
-Comprehensive lesson plans
View the complete 2012–2013 Electronic Field Trip Schedule
We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to bring this exciting, relevant program into your school or home!