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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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    • 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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I used the Colonial Williamsburg Field Trips during 8th grade American History. While the live broadcasts' Q & A sessions were sometimes too elementary for my child, the supplemental materials and, especially, the on-line activities were well worth the cost of the programs. I'm even re-using some of the materials again for American Government.
Kathy Himrich, Co-op Member
These are great videos that really help make the history lesson come alive. Watching the actors discuss these situations and seeing how it impacts the lives of different people helps teach lessons in a way that stays with the viewer. Although we have focused primarily on the videos, I will be incorporating some of the teaching lessons as well and am glad they already have that ready to go. This has been a great supplement to our history curriculum and the price through the Co-Op is a great value.
Erika, Co-op Member
As a family we love our participation in the Colonial Williamsburg program. The children look forward to the broadcasts print out the paperwork and watch the many videos associated with membership on the website. The historical information, perspective, and experience are immensely valuable in helping our children see who they are in the earth as Americans, what it cost others to provide us with such privilege, and what is our responsibility to defend and preserve liberty for those that will follow us. The materials and experience are both exce...(more)
Hilare Moniz, Co-op Member
This is our fourth year participating in this Group Buy. Wonderful! Professionally produced! Top-notch! Great additional to any history curriculum.
Kym K, Co-op Member
I found this to be an absolutely outstanding addition to our homeschool curriculum. My daughter loved it and learned alot in a very short time. The activities are wonderful and really challenge the student. I will be purchasing this again.
Sandra Sherwood, Co-op Member
What wonderful programming! My children were wrapped up in each session. They didn't mind doing the student materials and on-line programs. Thanks for making history come alive!
Gail H., 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
What a value! We are able to take a tour of this wonderful historical site without leaving our home ... the re-enactments are very well done and the interactive sessions are informative.

I looked into this a couple of years ago (prior to joining HBC), and the cost was prohibitive for my family, so imagine my pleasant surprise when I learned that HBC offered this series of field trips at a very deep discount! Definitely worth the money ...
Jodi Buntin, Co-op Member
We loved the Colonial Williamsburg electronic field trip series. We have been members of Colonial Williamsburg for a number of years, and this series helps us to feel that we are there, without the travel! The teacher helps that are included can make this a really amazing curriculum choice, or you can just enjoy watching the movies and discuss them. They bring history to life!
Debbie M., Co-op Member
One of our favorites!!! We plan our schedules around these exciting days.
Vanessa Dorland, Co-op Member
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