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Colonial Williamsburg | Electronic Field Trips 2015 - 2016

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Watch October 2015 - April 2016 at 10am on WMHT TV | The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is proud to announce its next generation of Electronic Field Trip programming!

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Bee Detective: Discover the Culprit Behind Declining Bee Populations

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Since bees provide vital benefits to people, including crop pollination, and products such as honey and beeswax, the loss of bee colonies through colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a serious concern.

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A Vanishing Island | Global Oneness Project

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Climate change drastically impacts coastal areas, the effects of which include rising sea levels, stronger storms, and coastal erosion.

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Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy

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Students will also explore the motivations that led women like Velazquez to become soldiers, spies, and strategists during the American Civil War, how women’s roles changed during that period, and why women’s participation was an important aspect of our history.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin | The Abolitionists

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Author Harriet Beecher Stowe had a tremendous impact on northern attitudes toward ending slavery. Her book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” published in 1852, became a sensation in part because it humanized slaves and focused on her readers’ emotions.

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Transformative Teachers

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How do you cultivate empathy, gratitude, forgiveness and self-acceptance in the classroom?

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edtalk

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Meet Malik Lewis, who teaches history at ACORN Community High School in Brooklyn, New York. If there was one thing he could change about the educational system in America, Lewis says it would be the way students are placed into one school as opposed to another based on geographic, socioeconomic and racial reasons.

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What Does the SAT Really Test?

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Test scores are a huge deal, and, of course, the majority of colleges and universities require them when applying for acceptance.

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Mentors Helping First-Generation College Students

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How can we support these students in making the college application process less intimidating?

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NOVA | Frozen Frogs

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Organisms that are best suited to their environment survive and reproduce with the greatest success.

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