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Schedule is tentative and is subject to change

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Breakfast on your own. 

11:15 AM          Registration Opens

12:00 PM         Lunch

12:20 PM         Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Area—American Battlefield Trust
                           Education Dept.

12:30 PM         The American Way of War: An Introduction—Kristopher D. White

1:30 PM           Break

2:00 PM           Civil War Photo Extravaganza—with Garry Adelman

3:00 PM           Break

3:30 PM-4:20 PM           

African Americans: On the Road to Freedom—Paula Gidjunis—Salon A (All Grade Levels)

Making it Real: Using Local Resources to Enhance the Classroom Experience—Diane Klinefelter—Salon B (All Grade Levels)

"The Man behind the Marble; Understanding George Washington."—Phillip S. Greenwalt—Salon C (Middle and High School)

4:35 PM-5:30 PM

Teaching Through Turning Points—Kristopher D. White—Salon A (Middle and High School)

Educational Adventures and Battlefield Preservation/Fundraising—Bob Rinehart—Salon B (All Grade Levels)

Developing A Semester or Year-Long (or extended unit) on the Civil War for High School—Terry Levering—Salon C (High School)

 

Dinner on your own
 

Friday, July 13, 2018
 

Breakfast on your own

9:30 AM           Registration Opens

10:00 AM        “It’s not what or how much we teach, but how we teach it that matters”:
                           Confronting the Legacy of History Instruction—Bruce A. Lesh

11:05 AM          Break

11:45 AM          Lunch

12:00 PM         Inventing America: The Constitutional
                           Convention of 1787—David O. Stewart

1:05 PM           Break

1:30 PM-2:20 PM            

Using National Cemeteries as a Resource—Douglas Ullman—Salon A (All Grade Levels)

“O’er the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave?” Understanding the Story of the Star-Spangled Banner—Shannon McLucas—Salon B (All Grade Levels)

Whose Liberty? African Americans in the American Revolution: Hands-On Workshop—Adrienne Whaley—Salon C (Middle and High School)

2:35 PM-3:25 PM          

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Rx—Carolyn Ivanoff—Salon A (All Grade Levels)

“O’er the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave?” Understanding the Story of the Star-Spangled Banner—Shannon McLucas —Salon B (All Grade Levels)

"At the Hop" to "Love Train": The Philadelphia Sound & Philly Soul—Daniel Welch —Salon C (All Grade Levels)

3:30 PM           Break

4:00 PM-4:50 PM             

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Rx—Carolyn Ivanoff—Salon A (All Grade Levels)

Tackling Civil War Controversy in the Classroom: Encouraging Critical Thinking with Shades of Gray and Blue—Dr. Chris Mackowski—Salon B (All Grade Levels)

New Curricula Think Tank—Mandatory for all Scholarship Recipients—Salon C 

5:00 PM-5:50 PM             

“When Johnny Came Marching Home”—David Wege —Salon A (Middle and High School)

Tackling Civil War Controversy in the Classroom: Encouraging Critical Thinking with Shades of Gray and Blue—Dr. Chris Mackowski—Salon B (All Grade Levels)

How to Incorporate Facts About Your Local Town or County into your Civil War Discussion—Timothy H. Smith—Salon C (All Grade Levels)

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Mix and Mingle Cocktail Reception—light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.  

 

Dinner on your own

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

 

6:30 AM             Breakfast for Civil War Tour Participants

7:30 AM             Civil War Tour Departs from Hotel

8:00 AM            Breakfast for Revolutionary War Tour

8:30 AM             Revolutionary War Tour Departs from Hotel             

3:30 PM             Civil War Tour Departs for Hotel              

4:15 PM              Revolutionary War Tour Departs for Hotel

6:15 PM              Optional Cocktail Reception (Please feel free to wear your period uniforms and dresses. Absolutely no weapons allowed!)

6:45 PM             Dinner

7:15 PM              Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony

7:30 PM             2019 Teacher Institute Host City Announcement 

7:40 PM             Teaching about the American Military Past: The Battle between
                             History and Memory—Keynote Speaker Dr. Carol Reardon
 

Tours:

Civil War Tour:

Confederate High Tide: Overlooked Actions of the Gettysburg Campaign

Led by historians Wayne Motts and Timothy Smith, participants will go behind the scenes and get their hands on some of the best artifacts in the collection of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. This hands-on-tour will help you to introduce museums, artifacts and more, to your classroom. Then, that afternoon, visit often-overlooked sites associated with the northernmost leg of the Gettysburg Campaign, as you visit the site of Wrightsville Bridge, Carlise, and York.

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Revolutionary War Tour:

“There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses.": The Foundations of American Liberty 

Travel to "Old City" Philadelphia, where we will explore the founding of our nation. Led by the American Battlefield Trust's Education Manager Kristopher White, Dr. Chris Mackowski, Adrienne Whaley of the Museum of the American Revolution, and National Park Service historians, this tour will include hands-on workshops and tours of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the new Museum of the American Revolution.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 (Optional Day for All Participants)

7:45 AM               Breakfast

8:45 AM              Car Caravan departs for Valley Forge  

9 AM - 1 PM       Tour Valley Forge (This concludes our 2018 National Teacher Institute.)
 

Tour of Valley Forge National Historic Park 

Explore one of the most famous and pivotal chapters of the American Revolution—the winter encampment at Valley Forge. Led by expert guides, this half-day, car caravan tour, will bring the story of  Washington's encampment to life.