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Colonial Williamsburg's Electronic Field Trip: Gift to the Nation

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Logo, Gift to the Nation, Colonial Williamsburg

From September 6–30, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will offer complimentary access to the first in its annual series of electronic field trips, A More Perfect Union, aimed at grades 4–8. Streaming video draws students in to the conflict and compromises that accompanied the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. In addition to the video, Colonial Williamsburg is also offering a teacher guide and student Web activities, including the opportunity to email Benjamin Franklin, free of charge to any school, home school family, or individual interested in learning more about the story of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

To learn more about the program:

  • Watch a sample from the first of three eight-minute acts.
  • Review an outline of the program's content and learning objectives.
  • Try "Crisis in the Confederation." This interactive introduces students to the problems Congress faced about the Articles of Confederation.

Check the logo to register for complimentary access, courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg! Please note that you may register now, but you will only be able to access the site after Sept. 6.