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03-11-2015 at 11:59 pm Pacific

Welcome Colonial Williamsburg's 2014-15 EFT Series Powered by HERO!

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is proud to announce its next generation of online programming via the Homeschool Buyers Co-op! The Co-op is pleased to host this special GroupBuy for this brand new History program -- HERO that features the Emmy Award-winning Electronic Field Trips.

Extensive educational resources created for the award-winning Electronic Field Trip programs are available in the new HERO multimedia library and e-learning environment. With a HERO subscription, you will have 24/7 on-demand access to the EFTs and much more!

HERO is the new online media library of history education resources. Access videos, lessons, web-based activities, and special interactive opportunities through this on-demand media library. Formerly the Electronic Field Trip series, these materials are now available for instruction on demand. Convenient and easy to use, this media library will help you explore the past. Colonial Williamsburg's Electronic Field Trips Powered by HERO are designed by teachers, museum professionals, and historians to meet grades 4-8 state standards in social studies, language arts, science, math and media.

Visit the HERO Overview web page to learn more.

A Robust History Curriculum for Your Homeschool Classroom!

Colonial Williamsburg

What are the features of HERO?

  • Online on-demand access to award-winning curated video
  • 14 thematic programs with accompanying teacher guides
  • Student web activities
  • Standards correlations
  • Includes resources from the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons of Electronic Field Trips
  • Exclusive live broadcast interactivity via phone, email, Twitter & instant polling
  • On-demand message board for yearlong access to historians

What are the features of the 2014-2015 Electronic Field Trips?

  • Live broadcasts on many local public television stations and education channels
  • Also available via live streaming video
  • The new season begins October 9, 2014 with "The Global Economy"
  • Learn more about Colonial Williamsburg's 2014-2015 Electronic Field Trip series

The 2014-2015 Electronic Field Trip Schedule

  • The Global Economy (Oct 9)
  • *Premier* - The American Revolution on the Frontier (Nov 6)
  • The Amazing Trade Shop Science Race (Dec 11)
  • Colonial Idol (Jan 15)
  • When Freedom Came (Feb 12)
  • *Premier* - Working Children (Mar 12)
  • Research Rescue Squad (Apr 16)

 EFT PicWorried about missing the date of the live field trip(s) broadcast? No problem with your HERO subscription! You will have access to your field trip(s) via private login for the entire school year. Login when YOU want for activity follow-ups or just to re-visit your favorite field trip presentation. This program truly caters to your scheduling needs.

Members SAVE 60%!

Co-op members enjoy EXCLUSIVE access to TREMENDOUS DISCOUNTS for this unique online on-demand History program! By purchasing as a group, we enjoy a full subscription to HERO for ONLY $99! This program retails at $250 - these savings are ONLY at the Co-op!

By purchasing together, we SAVE A TON! These savings are not just for ONE student's access - The WHOLE FAMILY can enjoy these History-rich resources!

Interested?  Here's What You Do:

  1. Scroll down for more information about this offer OR visit Colonial Williamsburg HERO page.
  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.

    In Particular:

    • 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.

      Thereafter, you must register a username and password at the Colonial Williamsburg website -- using the instructions provided on your "My Subscriptions" page.

    • Shipping: There are no shipping charges applicable for this online delivered program.
    • Refunds/Program Access: Refunds are not available for this program offer, as it is electronically delivered. You have access to your subscription thru August 2015, no matter when you join the GroupBuy.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $1.95 to help cover some of our cost of providing this service.
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2014-15 Colonial Williamsburg HERO Subscription

This program is for the ENTIRE FAMILY! You enjoy on-demand 24/7 access! HERO was developed by teachers and content experts for 4-8th grade students. Resources include:

  • curated video of historical topics that range from war and the military, women's history, slavery, government, and more
  • web activities
  • historical background and topic overviews
  • lesson plans
  • time lines
  • glossaries
  • primary sources
Using your HERO subscription, you can teach American history with video, web activities, and classroom lessons. HERO features content from the award-winning Electronic Field Trip Series, now available for instruction on demand. Convenient and easy to use, HERO provides you with engaging history content video and lessons in an online media library.

HERO subscribers also have access to seven LIVE broadcast events with EXCLUSIVE personal interactions:

  • Call in live to ask historical characters and historians questions. Every student will receive a personal answer from our experts, either on-air or behind-the-scenes.
  • Email a character or historian during the week of the broadcast
  • Post to the student message board or Twitter
  • Vote in our instant feedback poll

2014-15 Electronic Field Trip Schedule

  • The Global Economy (Oct 9)
  • *Premier* - The American Revolution on the Frontier (Nov 6)
  • The Amazing Trade Shop Science Race (Dec 11)
  • Colonial Idol (Jan 15)
  • When Freedom Came (Feb 12)
  • *Premier* - Working Children (Mar 12)
  • Research Rescue Squad (Apr 16)

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Not available during scheduled live broadcasts? No problem! You will have private login access to watch the recording(s) of the live broadcast(s). This allows 24/7 access to the programs for you. RE-visit the field trip program(s) and/or enjoy the field trip(s) whenever it is convenient for your schedule.

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<< Click ONCE only, please.

We just finished up a unit on the US constitution. The videos on the segment "A More Perfect Union" fit in perfectly. They were entertaining, informative, and added variety to our study.
J. Lance, Co-op Member
We got these for the first time last year when my daughter was 10. She has watched them all repeatedly. She didn't care too much about the "live" sessions (she didn't have any questions she wanted to ask) but she does love the videos and games. She can tell me so much information about the various videos. This year I will also have her do additional research and right a report. Yes, we are definitely getting it again!
Lisa D, Co-op Member
The Colonial Williamsburg field trips were so easy to use and my children really enjoyed them. The supplemental materials were a great tool as well! We printed them out and used them before the field trip aired. I loved that we could view them all year long, over and over again! I can't wait to see the new ones!
Jana Walker, Co-op Member
Thank you for offering the electronic field trips. Our whole family enjoyed them and learned so much.
Julie. A, Co-op Member
Do not miss this opportunity to bring history alive for your children! We love being transported back to Colonial times! The field trips to Colonial Williamsburg make a critical part of my children's education come alive. Children need to feel more connected to our country's foundation and as a teacher of government and critical thinking classes for many homeschoolers, I find the field trips to Colonial Williamsburg invaluable. The "trips" not only entertain, but are also informative and challenge the children to make connections often misse...(more)
Leslee Dirnberger, 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
Loved the Electronic Field Trips! We started using after we spent a week at Colonial Williamsburg. Knew the Field Trips would be great if it were anything like our experience there. Brings history to life! My 2 boys(9,14) stayed interested, and I have enjoyed watching as well. We have used it for 2 years. Like the feature of being able to go back and see them later. Our internet service does not allow for the 1 hr. live version, so we have to go back and view later. You can use from any device that has internet access with Quick time or Wi...(more)
C. Edens, 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 are really enjoying the electronic field trips. It is a great supplement and the kids look forward to the activities--especially the web interactives.
Lara, 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
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