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Bring the Past in Your Classroom with Making History Live, an Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg

What Makes History Come Alive?

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how historical African-American character portrayals are created for Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area with the Electronic Field Trip Making History Live. In this live Internet event and television broadcast and accompanying supplemental materials, experienced museum interpreters share their techniques for bringing the past to life.

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The Electronic Field Trip

The Electronic Field Trip provides on-demand interactive resources for your students to explore the past in a way that engages them and makes American history relevant to their lives today.

  • Immerse students in authentic historical content that has been correlated to American history standards
  • Build civics, history, and literacy skills
  • Infuse distance learning into the differentiated classroom
  • Fill information gaps and enhance background knowledge

The live Internet event and television broadcast is accompanied by online voting; video previews; message boards; interactive, multidisciplinary student lessons; teaching resources; primary sources; and more. The broadcast is also available as streaming video, on-demand 24/7 to use when it fits your curriculum. View Features

Special $20 Savings
Follett Educational Services is proud to partner with Colonial Williamsburg to offer "Making History Live" for your classrooms. Subscribe to this Electronic Field Trip and receive an introductory savings of $20 off the regular price of $120. Mention promo code FESMHL11 to receive your savings. This offer is only valid until May 31, 2011.

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Explore the Electronic Field Trip (EFT) Program

  • What is an Electronic Field Trip?
    Colonial Williamsburg's Bill White narrates this behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy-award winning series.
  • View an EFT Sample Act
    Watch a 4-minute sample act from the Electronic Field Trip Freedom Bound.
  • See What Teacher's Think
    See teacher testimonials regarding the Electronic Field Trip Program and its impact in the classroom.
  • 2010-2011 EFT Schedule Adobe PDF

    Making History Live - April 7, 2011
  • 2011-2012 EFT Schedule Adobe PDF

    A More Perfect Union - October 13, 2011
    Harsh World, This World - Nov. 17, 2011
    Westward! - December 15, 2011
    The War of 1812 - January 19, 2012
    When Freedom Came - February 16, 2012
    Remember the Ladies - March 15, 2012
    The Rights of Youth - April 19, 2012
  • 2010-2011 Brochure Adobe PDF
    Download the 2010-2011 Season Brochure
  • 2011-2012 Brochure Adobe PDF
    Download the 2011-2012 Season Brochure