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We hope that everyone has a great Summer! We know you won't want to miss our great Electronic Field Trips when they start in the fall, so sign up now to get an e-mail reminder when registration opens. Have a safe and happy Summer!
Remember our archived field trips are available online. Archived Colonial Williamsburg EFT's will no longer be online after 6/30/2014.
The Global Economy
Thursday, October 9, 2014
What we think of as the modern global economy is actually centuries old! Join Maggie, an adventurous rat, as she boards ships using international trade routes to make her way home from England to the American colonies. Along the way, discover the inner workings of the eighteenth-century mercantile system.
The American Revolution on the Frontier
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Discover how the Revolutionary War reached into the West to frontier communities in the Ohio River Valley. American Indians, French traders, British and American colonists, and African Americans faced life-changing decisions about whether to fight—and on which side.
The Amazing Trade Shop Science Race!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Root for student contestants as they compete to discover the physics, chemistry and simple machines employed by Colonial Williamsburg's tradespeople to reconstruct an 18th-century coffeehouse. Quirky "Professor Eddie" hosts this engaging science game show!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Vote for outstanding musical performances in Colonial Idol! This exciting talent showcase features 18th-century music, including Native American songs, military tunes, enslaved people's work songs, and much more. As the judges deliberate, discover how music can influence individuals, shape public opinion, and even change history.
When Freedom Came
Thursday, February 12, 2015
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.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
In 1775, a young apprentice boy dreams of a better life while working in a Philadelphia print shop. A Mexican-American migrant girl in 1960's California struggles to harvest garlic all day and keep up with her studies. These and other working children help illuminate the evolution of child labor in America from colonial times to today.
Research Rescue Squad
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Someone is stealing books, removing footnotes, and confusing students with false information. Luckily, the Research Rescue Squad will save the day! Join the Squad as they try to defeat the evil mastermind, Dubious Sources, by helping students do solid research using the library, the internet, and museums.