Travel in time with BrightStar & Colonial Williamsburg
BrightStar Credit Union would like to take you and your students on a historical trip back in time to meet and greet famous people like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson! Together with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, we may all share the rich heritage of America that awaits as you travel to our nation’s past.
About BrightStar Sponsorships
For the eleventh year in a row, funding of the EFTs is being underwritten by BrightStar Credit Union. Normally, the cost for your school to participate in the EFTs would be $250. The EFTs are targeted toward the 5th grade level, but can be used successfully in grades 4 through 8. The BrightStar Credit Union sponsorship is limited to Broward County elementary and middle schools with 5th grade classes. Other schools may qualify as well on a first come-first served basis, up to a total of 60 schools. Once a school is registered, all of the teachers in that school may register their classroom and participate.
Registering for the Electronic Field Trips
Colonial Williamsburg offers a series of 7 EFTs throughout the school year, broadcast monthly from October through April. Registration will begin on August 15th. Please note that registration is limited to 60 schools and will automatically be closed once 60 schools have signed up. It’s easy, just click on the link for registration.
Once your school is registered, you'll gain access to dedicated web sites with your Username and Password where you will find lesson plans for use before and after the broadcast, a special toll-free phone number that your students can call during the broadcast to ask questions, bibliographies, historical background essays, glossaries, time lines and primary sources to help you make the best use of the program. In addition, registered schools have recording rights in perpetuity to the broadcasts.