Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips – Apply by September 8

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips – Apply by September 8

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips (CWEFT) support American history education for students in grades 4-8 and programs are correlated to standards, providing a compelling learning experience for students. South Carolina schools are invited to participate in the Emmy Award-winning series for the 2014-15 school year!

ALL SC schools may view CWEFT programs on ETV’s South Carolina Channel (SCC) at 1:00 pm on the dates of the LIVE programs (see dates/rights statement below and flyer). Through a partnership with ETV, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will award four scholarships for the series. This allows schools that apply and are selected “full access” to the supporting teacher materials and they may keep recorded programs for life of recording. Plus, their students may interact with scholars and re-enactors during the broadcasts as well as have access to 14 themed resources in CWEFT’s new HERO!

HERO (History Education Resources Online) is a multimedia library. It contains last year’s CWEFT programs/resources and will be populated with the 2014-15 electronic field trips resources as well.

If you have not received a scholarship in previous years, you may apply by sending contact name, phone and email along with district and school name, school shipping address, and approximate # of students at school who would view programs. Email Bette at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by September 8.

Schools that do not receive a scholarship and want “full access,” including the new HERO feature, may pay @ $50 per program. Contact Dale Van Eck at CWEFT 1-800-761-8331 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

CWEFT Program Schedule for 2014-15 (See RIGHTS below)

*ALL programs air on SC Channel (SCC) at 1:00-1:58 p.m. (Check local listing for SCC channel # in your area)

October 9, 2014 The Global Economy

Join Maggie, an adventurous rat, aboard a ship to America to discover workings of the 18thc. mercantile system.

November 6, 2014 The American Revolution on the Frontier (Premiere)

In the West, Indians, French and African Americans faced decisions about whether to fight – and on which side.

December 11, 2014 The Amazing Trade Shop Science Race

Colonial Williamsburg tradespeople help students reconstruct an 18thc. coffee house. “Professor Eddie” hosts.

January 15, 2015 Colonial Idol

Vote for outstanding musical performances with 18thc. music! See how music can shape opinion; change history.

February 12, 2015 When Freedom Came

Discover how enslaved Americans made choices during the Civil War that helped bring about their freedom.

March 12, 2015 Working Children (Premiere)

Learn from working children from 1775 into the 1960s as they illuminate the evolution of child labor in America.

April 16, 2015 Research Rescue Squad

Someone is stealing books, removing footnotes, and giving false information. The RR squad will save the day!

Click HERE for 2014-15 Schedule: View schedule with full descriptions.

RIGHTS: ALL SC schools may view with 10-day fair use rights. (Record, but must be viewed within ten days and erased/destroyed within 45 days.) Districts with VBrick systems can record and set expiration date for 10 days after each program airs. ONLY schools that get a scholarship OR pay CWEFT to participate can keep the copy of program(s) for the life of the tape/DVD, access guides, get online access, and have phone interaction with the historians and en-enactors.


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