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Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library - FREE Online

December 18, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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The April 2016 broadcast was the final live program from Colonial Williamsburg’s series for schools – CWEFT and HERO Live! However, since mid-August 2016, the library of past programming is available FREE in the new Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library.

By creating a free account, teachers, students and learners of all ages can access a constantly-expanding library of resources, including the videos, lesson plans, and interactive learning games that comprised the Colonial Williamsburg Emmy award-winning series.

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This online library offers 27 educational productions, including Emmy winners “Women of the Revolution,” “The Will of the People,” “Freedom Bound,” “The Global Economy” and “The Freedom Quest of Oney Judge.” The productions - known previously as Electronic Field Trips - and supporting course materials target grades 4 through 8, combining video, interactive modules and classroom materials. Historians, teachers, interpreters, and museum educators support program development to make history come alive for students.

In addition to the video productions that garnered 16 Emmys, more than 100 lesson plans, background texts, primary source media, interactive Web activities and access to archives of the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Gazette, which has distributed more than 400 lesson plans and other content.

Course materials correlate to curriculum standards for all 50 states, focusing on American history from the 1607 Jamestown settlement through the Civil War, with cross-curricular ties to language arts, science, math, art and music. More resources are added every month.

“The Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library comprises decades of award-winning productions and curriculum developed by educators, for educators,” said Lisa Heuvel, manager of program development initiatives for the Colonial Williamsburg Institute for Teacher Professional Development.

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