Explore the History of Reconstruction in Washington, D.C.

If you are a history teacher looking for a summer professional development opportunity, I encourage you to consider Ford’s Theatre’s “The Seat of War and Peace,” which runs from July 23-28. This is a unique opportunity to study the history of Reconstruction in and around the Washington, D.C. area.

Last year I worked with teachers for two days, but this year I will be on staff for the entire workshop.

Among other things, we will tour Ford’s Theatre to discuss Lincoln’s assassination, the home of Frederick Douglass, the African-American Civil War Monument, as well as Arlington National Cemetery to explore the Freedmen’s Village at Arlington. I had a wonderful time last summer and am incredibly excited to be heading back again in July.

There are still, unfortunately, too few teacher workshops on Reconstruction so don’t miss this opportunity.

Apply here.

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