TEACHING CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
SUMMER TEACHER PROGRAMS
Explore the Civil War in Washington, D.C., Reconstruction, Historical Memory and the Power of Place with Ford’s Theatre in one of our two professional development programs for teachers this summer.
Both programs certify at least 34 contact hours.
Both programs are eligible for 3 graduate credits through Trinity University, Washington, D.C.
Both programs are FREE for local teachers!
“Teachers who work with the Ford’s education team return to their classrooms with new knowledge, resources and a professional support system to implement lessons that deepen their students’ understanding of the complexity of the Civil War and its ongoing legacy and relevance in the world today.”
– Maia Sheppard, Associate Professor, George Washington University.
TEACHING THE CIVIL WAR
The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation
CIVIL WAR WASHINGTON
JUNE 23 – 28, 2019
Explore the nation’s capital as President Lincoln would have known it during the Civil War. Learn how war-time Washington transformed from an undeveloped backwater town to a bustling city filled with soldiers, spies and thousands of people fleeing slavery. By viewing Washington as a microcosm for the country, gain unique insight into various viewpoints on the war that existed within the capital city.
THE SEAT OF WAR AND PEACE
JULY 21-26, 2019
Use place as the basis for examining how the Civil War and Reconstruction have been remembered throughout history. Participants will visit historic sites, monuments and memorials around our nation’s capital. Participate in the current national dialogue about monuments with fellow teachers from around the country and learn how to facilitate respectful dialogue in your classroom.