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Va. historic area intros new electronic field trip

Wednesday - 2/15/2012, 2:31am  ET

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Colonial Williamsburg's electronic field trip series continues with a new program on early American women.

The historic area says the program, called "Remember the Ladies," examines the roles, responsibilities and daily activities of early American women.

In 1776, Abigail Adams told her husband, future president John Adams, to "remember the ladies" when establishing the government and laws of the new nation.

The new program premieres Thursday.

The 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 series is offered on public television and cable stations nationwide, and on the Internet.

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