Colonial Williamsburg, Va., has launched a new season of electronic field trips for students.

The historic area says the season began earlier this month with a rebroadcast of a program examining the country's political system and election history.

These free distance-learning programs are targeted to grades 4-8 and are supported with multi-disciplinary lesson plans, interactive student resources, program scripts, and other materials to help teachers make history exciting and relevant for students. The electronic field trips are offered on public television and cable stations nationwide, and on the internet.

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