Denver teachers attend Civil War workshop

By on July 3, 2012

Twenty teachers from 14 states, including Denver elementary school fifth grade teachers Kelly Barthold and Georgette Hackman, will participate in the Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Institute, July 8 through 13 in Washington, D.C.

During the week-long program, teachers will visit Ford’s Theatre, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden and President Lincoln’s Cottage; take part in an array of virtual tours and performances; develop tactics to hone students’ oratory skills and plan content-driven experiential learning adventures for students. This is the second of three summer sessions hosted by the Civil War Washington Consortium: Ford’s Theatre Society, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden and President Lincoln’s Cottage.

Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows programs are funded by the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. BP America is the lead sponsor for education programming at Ford’s Theatre.

"From exploring Washington’s rich history to networking with colleagues, these workshops provide unique professional development opportunities for teachers in our nation’s capital," said Ford’s Theatre Director of Education Programming Sarah Jencks. "Partnering with and visiting historic sites allows teachers from across the country to see first-hand what life during the Civil War was like. It has been a joy to see the program develop and move into its fifth year this summer."

Schools and teachers interested in learning more about Civil War Teaching Fellows opportunities should visit fords.org/home/education/teacher-programs/professional-development or contact Jake Flack at jflack@fords.org.

For more information on Ford’s Theatre and the Ford’s Theatre Society, visit fords.org.

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