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Questions About HERO and HERO Live!

What is HERO?

HERO is a multimedia library of American history resources aimed at grades 4 to 8. HERO features programs from Colonial Williamsburg’s award-winning Electronic Field Trip Series and includes video, student web activities, and teacher lesson plans.

What is HERO Live! ?

For the past 21 years, our Electronic Field Trips/HERO Live! broadcasts have been a cornerstone of our programming for teachers and students. Due to the changing use of technology in the classroom, April's broadcast was our last. However, the online, on-demand multimedia library of programming will remain available as we continue to collaborate with our nation's finest educators to develop innovative, engaging, and effective professional development offerings in the future. Stay tuned!

We very much appreciate the support of everyone who worked on and promoted the HERO Live! and Electronic Field Trip series over the past 21 years. We hope that you will join us as we continue to explore groundbreaking strategies for engaging 21st-century learners. Thank you especially to our viewers---we could not have done it without you!

How much does HERO cost?

The cost is $250 for a one-year school-wide site license.

How do I subscribe to HERO? 

To subscribe, call 800.761.8331, email, or fax a PO to 757.565.8044. If you choose to pay by purchase order or check, your subscription will be activated when the purchase order or check is received.

What does my $250.00 subscription include?

  • Online on-demand access for one full year
  • 27 Thematic Programs
    • Dramatic/documentary videos
    • Multidisciplinary teacher guides
    • Interactive web activities
    • Video scripts
  • Content correlated to state and national standards
  • Technical assistance

May my students access the HERO content from home?

Yes, as long as you have given them your username and password.

I purchased a HERO subscription. May I share it with other teachers?

HERO subscriptions are a school-wide site license, which means that anyone at your physical location may use the same subscription and access code to create their own classroom account.

This program is underwritten in part
by the William and Gretchen Kimball Young Patriots Fund.