Recommended for Fourth Grade to Eighth Grade
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG LIVE, ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE FOR 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR
December 15, 2011 – Westward!
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Everyone knows Abraham Lincoln freed all the slaves . . . or did he? Freedom came to enslaved people over the course of many months and years — and it arrived in different ways in different places. Discover how enslaved Americans made everyday choices during the Civil War that helped bring about their freedom.
In 1776, Abigail Adams requested that her husband, future president John Adams, "remember the ladies" when establishing the government and laws of the new nation. Examine the roles, responsibilities, and daily activities of early American women.
Imprisonment, whipping, forced transportation, and even death were some of the punishments that courts sentenced children to in the eighteenth century. Witness how justice was administered at a time when criminal laws and sentencing guidelines made few or no exceptions for children.
October 13, 2011 – A More Perfect Union
Witness the conflict and compromises that accompanied the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Join young eighteenth-century observers, unseen by convention delegates, as they travel from state to state tallying the vote. Learn about the ratification process and Americans' growing interests in their fledgling nation's new government.
November 17, 2011 – Premier of Harsh World, This World
What was slavery really like for enslaved people and their masters? Traditional proverbs guide students through personal stories, based on primary sources, showing kindness, betrayal, trust, cruelty, and the many emotions that govern complex human relationships.
NOTE: All schools have “Fair Use” taping rights. “Fair Use” gives a user the right to tape the program off air, use it for 10 days and erase it within 45 days. In addition, these electronic field trips will be posted on APTPLUS in the Digital Media Library following the air dates for the duration of the school year for educators to use as a classroom teaching tool.