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HERO Live! Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 at 1:00 p.m. on SC Channel

November 18, 2015 - Posted in Education

HERO Live! from Colonial Williamsburg supports American history education for students in grades 4-8. Using 21st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a compelling learning experience.

All SC schools can view two upcoming programs at 1:00 p.m. on the SC Channel (SCC):   

  • November 19 - The Freedom Quest of Oney Judge (Premiere)

How did an escaped slave evade the most powerful man in the nation? Learn about the dangers Oney Judge faced when she left her life as the enslaved servant of George and Martha Washington. Oney’s quest was threatened by her former owners, the law and poverty. In this program, students find out how she was able to live her life as a free woman.

  • December 17 – The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race

Colonial Williamsburg’s tradespeople help two teams of students in a race against the clock to help the Continental Army! Quirky “Professor Eddie” is back again, highlighting how students use their math skills to make shirts, bread, cartridge boxes, and more.

Plan to view other programs at the same time/same channel on January 14, February 11, March 10, and April 14, 2016. ALL SC schools have fair use rights – use for 10 days and erase within 45 days.

If your school would like “full access,” which entitles your school to receive the supporting teacher materials, and keep the recorded programs for life of the recording, plus have access to all programs/resources in HERO (History Education Resources Online) multimedia library, you may pay $50 per program to participate. This resource will contain all of the programs already broadcast. For information, contact Dale Van Eck at CWEFT 1-800-761-8331 or

HERO Live! Program Schedule for 2015-16   (See more information on RIGHTS below)

*ALL programs air on SC Channel (SCC) at 1:00-2:00 p.m.  (Check local listing for SCC # in your area)

November 19, 2015    The Freedom Quest of Oney Judge (Premiere)

Learn what Oney Judge faced when she left her life as the enslaved servant of George and Martha Washington.

December 17, 2015    The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race

Colonial Williamsburg tradespeople help students assist Continental Army by using math! “Professor Eddie” hosts.

January 14, 2016        The War of 1812

Learn why only a generation after the Revolution, Americans were once again plunged into war with Great Britain.

February 11, 2016     Jim Crow (Premiere)

Discover what primary sources reveal about the post-Civil War harsh realities of the system of legal segregation. 

March 10, 2016          Women of the Revolution

Explore stories of women on both sides of the conflict, including Deborah Sampson and Martha Washington.

April 14, 2016             Civil War Ironclads

Meet the people behind the “ironclads” to relive the famous 1862 battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack.

RIGHTS: ALL SC schools may view with 10-day fair use rights. (Record and use for 10 days and erase 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 Colonial Williamsburg 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/re-enactors.


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