I’m bringing this to the top again in case you missed it earlier. I signed up earlier this month and just got my login information so it appears it’s now “open”!
Colonial Williamsburg is offering an electronic field trip that looks at the 1800 presidential election, free to schools and homeschool families. Here’s an overview from the website:
The Electronic Field Trip, “The Will of the People,” examines the presidential election of 1800, one of the most bitter in U.S. history, and provides a surprising lesson for a 21st-century student. Thomas Jefferson explains how negative campaigning, partisan politics, and contested elections have been a part of our political system since the earliest days of the republic.
The electronic field trip is free from September 1-30, 2012, and it looks like you’ll be able to watch the videos on demand, plus have access to bonus games, lesson plans, and more. I’m looking at the main website for their other electronic field trips, and it appears that these are regularly around $120, so this is a great opportunity!
If you’re studying American history, the Project Appleseed presentations at the library are another great resource.