Colonial Williamsburg and The Idea of America

  • William E White Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Keywords: web 2.0, social networking, mueums


For more than 50 years The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has employed media as a tool for extending the institution’s mission. Today’s digital technology encourages institutions to reach out beyond their customary boundaries. But how does that new technology impact the institution and its mission? This description of Colonial Williamsburg’s The Idea of America, a new high school curriculum project, offers a glimpse of what that potential might be.

Author Biography

William E White, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
William E. (Bill) White is the Theresa A. and Lawrence C. Salameno Director of Educational Program Development for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He leads the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, the Emmy-winning Electronic Field Trip series, and an extensive publishing initiative that provides lesson plans, primary sources, and activity kits for the classroom.
How to Cite
White, W. E. (2008). Colonial Williamsburg and The Idea of America. First Monday, 13(8).
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