Colonial Williamsburg Presents: The Rights of Youth
Bring your students to Colonial Williamsburg without ever leaving the classroom! The Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips allow students to travel through time to experience life in colonial America.
Imprisonment, whipping, forced transportation, and even death were some of the punishments that courts sentenced children to in the eighteenth century. The final installment in this seven-part series, entitled The Rights of Youth, examines how justice was administered at a time when criminal laws–and sentencing guidelines–made few or no exceptions for children.
The Rights of Youth airs on Thursday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.
SOLs: History: VS.5, USI.6, VUS.4, VUS.5
Program Length: 1 hour