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A Co-op GroupBuy Exclusive

SAVE UP to 25%
Idea of America,
& DVDs by

Colonial Williamsburg
(for ages 10 & Up)

Offer Expires 10-31-2016 at 11:59 pm Pacific

Special Notice: This GroupBuy is closing on October 31st! Last Call! Jump in while itís here, as itís going away forever!

Welcome Colonial Williamsburg!

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to welcome Colonial Williamsburg for exclusive GroupBuy savings! This GroupBuy features the robust online American History program -- The Idea of America!

The savings don't stop there, as this GroupBuy also offers access to a wide selection of DVDs and other resources to enhance your History studies in your homeschool classroom at exclusive Co-op member discounts.

What is the The Idea of America?

Debate keeps America vibrant.
Debate over what course America should take.
Debate over our shared, democratic values.
Debate over the extent our shared values influence public policy & in which direction.

At its heart, America is an idea. What keeps this idea vibrant? Debate. The Idea of America is a digital U.S. history program that presents our nationís rich history through an original framework that views America as an enduring "Great Debate."

The Idea of America is a standards-based, supplemental program you can integrate with your current history curriculum or use as a stand alone program. It comprises 65 case studies using multimedia and interactive elements-that make primary-source content relevant to today's learners and encourage active citizenship.

More great titles from Colonial Williamsburg!

This GroupBuy also offers Co-op members exclusive savings of 20% OFF a rich selection of DVDs and printed materials by Colonial Williamsburg! DVD Explore these links to a smorgasbord of History resources for your classroom:

With Signature Co-op GroupBuy Savings!

Co-op members enjoy EXCLUSIVE access to TREMENDOUS DISCOUNTS for these unique online on-demand History programs and DVDs:

  • SAVE 25% on The Idea of America, 1-Year Subscription - Member price is only $112.50 with the Co-op discount code.
  • SAVE 20% on DVDs and Learning Packs - Members access low pricing with the Co-op discount code.
These savings are ONLY at the Co-op!

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  2. Please be an informed consumer and carefully read the Terms & Conditions. The T&Cs tell you everything you need to know about this offer. By placing an order, you are agreeing to the T&Cs.

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    • Fulfillment: You will be given all of your access information and directions on your "My Subscriptions" page in your Co-op account within minutes of placing your order. You will receive an email confirmation after joining the GroupBuy. If you don't receive the email (spam blockers, etc.), simply sign in to your Co-op account and look under "My Subscriptions" for links and instructions.
    • Shipping: Shipping fees are inapplicable for digital delivered product. Shipping fees for DVDs will be per CW standard fee schedule as posted at: Colonial Williamsburg website.
    • Returns/Cancellations: As this is a special group purchase, you cannot back out once you place your order. Returns/refunds are unavailable for online subscription products. Colonial Williamsburg standard refund/return policy applies for DVDs purchased at the Colonial Williamsburg website.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $1.00 to help cover some of our cost of providing this service.
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NOTE: You are registering for a discount code for 25% OFF The Idea of America at the Colonial WIlliamsburg website. We will not collect money for this product. We are collecting billing information for the $1 service fee only. You will complete your purchase by following the link published on your My Subscription page after you register.

The Idea of America retail price is $149.00. BUT by using our EXCLUSIVE HSBC discount link, our Members will be able to purchase The Idea of America for 25% OFF. Member Price is ONLY $112.50!

The Idea of America offers high school and adult students:

  • Digital content that engages the 21st-century learner and dynamically combines printed text, video, audio, games, simulations, and primary sources
  • An intuitive pedagogical model that fosters critical thinking, debate, and speaking and writing skills
  • Compatibility with common technology platforms, from tablets to interactive whiteboards
  • A flexible platform that can be used either as a 1:1 program or in teacher-led presentation style
  • 65 case studies that span American history from pre-contact to the modern day, are fully searchable, and can be sorted by topic or era

Case studies span American history and include:

  • The Great Debate
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Cold War
  • Colonial America
  • The Industrialized Nation
  • Modern Politics
  • Growth and Expansion
  • The American Revolution
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • The Early National Period
  • The Great War and the 1920s
  • Into the 21st Century
  • Growing Democracy
  • The Age of FDR

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We have purchased the field trips since my oldest was in 3rd grade. The family loves our History time. The children hurry to complete school so they can play the games and do the monthly activities. The children beg to have more Colonial-Williamsburg Field trips! I am hoping we will always have the chance to do a group buy.
The Birmingham Family, Co-op Member
This is our second year using Colonial-Williamsburg virtual field trips. Both my boys (6th & 3rd grade) love them. It engages them with the live reenactment of history. The field trips have ignited my 6th's interest in history. Purchasing this through Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the added benefit you can't beat the price. Thank HSBC for providing homeschool families such high quality educational products at an affordable cost.
K. Avery, Co-op Member
My kids always looked forward to the electronic field trips from Colonial Williamsburg. I really appreciate they are saved so if you miss the original airing you can watch it at your convience. We went to Colonial Williamsburg this summer and it was neat to be able to relate the things we had learned from the electronic field trips to what we were seeing in person.
Veronica L, Co-op Member
My family looks forward to each of the Colonial-Williamsburg presentations. I record each up coming presentation on each month's calendar so I do not double book us to do something else that day. As a certified teacher, I find the re-creations so much more interesting than reading a book. My favorite techniques during the presentations are that the history lessons are taught from more than one perspective. For example, in the "Emissaries of Peace" the re-enactment is given by 3 different points of view. The Native American tell it from the...(more)
Denise Cutshall - homeschool mom, Co-op Member
We really enjoyed the entire series of electronic field trips. The reenactments helped bring history to life and the question and answer sessions helped further explain the topic. After each field trip, we would discuss what we just watched and how the issues they had then may or may not still affect us today and what it would have been like to live in that time period. We plan to sign up for another year of the field trips if it is offered.
J Cameron, Co-op Member
Impressive! Much better than I anticipated! The field trips are very interactive. I thought they would show a drama, then follow up with questions and answers. Not so! My students were engaged throughout the whole program. They interwove interviews, student video questions (which were submitted beforehand), live student questions from phone calls, and dramatic presentations. Factoring in the "live" portion of this could cause the program to feel disjointed but this was not the case. Everything was well put together and flowed seamlessly....(more)
Marjorie B, Co-op Member
One of our favorites!!! We plan our schedules around these exciting days.
Vanessa Dorland, Co-op Member
High quality, professional productions along with q & a sessions with both the pros & heroes...this is an amazing series & opportunity to experience history. This is not the usual; it goes beyond the basics to bring information to your history study that would otherwise take hours of research. You essentially get to go back in time as well as have an in-home historian for these very thought provoking fieldtrips. "Fieldtrip" doesn't do it justice; these are experiences. Our entire family of 4 gathers around the computer to watch them again &...(more)
Alice V., Co-op Member
The kids enjoyed the inside look into different American isses were studying this year, and I feel that it was well worth the value of purchasing through the Co-op. We're grateful both to the Club and CW for making these programs available to homeschoolers.
Jen H., Co-op Member
We love these Electronic Field Trips! I personally learned more about the War of 1812 and the reasons for the War than than I ever did from my textbooks in school. They are extremely well done.

I plan to continue buying this subscription and am thankful for the discount through the Co-op. I have told others and 3 other families that I know of directly have purchased them as a result. I highly recommend these if you want another way to bring history to life.
Laura D., Co-op Member
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