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Metro D.C. and National Lincoln Teacher Fellowships

Metro D.C. and National Lincoln Teacher Fellowships

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In Summer 2009, the Civil War Washington Consortium will offer the first Lincoln Teacher Fellowships to social studies and English teachers from across the country. Teachers will come to Washington for a week in July to experience first-hand the words, actions and environment that carried the United States through the Civil War. Focusing on performance and character as ways of developing lasting connections with history, teachers participating in the Lincoln Teacher Fellowship program will help launch a teacher network focusing on performance and experiential learning in social studies.

In Summer 2009, the Civil War Washington Consortium will offer the first Lincoln Teacher Fellowships to social studies and English teachers from across the country. Teachers will come to Washington for a week in July to experience first-hand the words, actions and environment that carried the United States through the Civil War. Focusing on performance and character as ways of developing lasting connections with history, teachers participating in the Lincoln Teacher Fellowship program will help launch a teacher network focusing on performance and experiential learning in social studies.

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Learn Performance and Museum Teaching Strategies to Bring Your Classroom Alive!
 You are invited to participate in a five-day learning adventure that will immerse you in the history of Civil War Washington.By preparing and performing historical speeches, interpreting letters, and “reading” artifacts, images and places, you will develop teachingtechniques that strengthen reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Work with teachers from across the country to develop webresources will support you and others in teaching the Civil War.Over the course of five mornings, travel to three historic sites in some of Washington’s most historic neighborhoods. In the afternoons,participate in interpretations of important speeches and letters, learning tools that lead to rigorous visual and experiential learning.
 And during the school year, you get…
•Priorityaccesstofieldtripsateachothethreehistoricsites•UpdatedonlinestudyguidesandlessonplansfromeachofthethreeCivilWarConsortiumhistoricsites• Accesstoadditionalfreeprofessionaldevelopment,artsandculturalopportunitiesinandaroundD.C• Anetworkofsupportiveteachersandscholarstoreinforceyourlearning•ThechancetobecomeapaidLincolnTeacherFellowConsortiumfacultyfellowinfuturesummers
In return, we ask you to…
•Developand“fieldtest”alessonplanorunitforpublicationonourwebsiteduringtheschoolyear•ContinuetobeapartoftheTeachingFellowscommunity–onlineorinperson-duringtheschoolyear
Essential Questions: 
HowcanIhelpmystudentsconnectinauthenticwaystoCivilWarWashington?Howcanusingimages,performance,andfieldtripsenhancereadingcomprehensioninmyclassroom? HowcanspeakingthewordsofgreatpeoplelikeAbrahamLincolnandFrederickDouglasshelpustounderstandtheirpoint ofview,strategy,andimpactuponhistory?
Learning Strategies:
ExperientialandObject-basedlearning(sitevisitswithguidingquestions)DramaticinterpretationfollowedbyreflectivediscussionClosereadingandinterpretationofprimarysourcetextsInvestigationofvirtualresources
 A Five-Day Summer Seminar
forSocialStudies,HistoryandEnglishTeachersheldatthreeofWashington’smosthistoricCivilWareraSites
Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2009
This program is designed for teachers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, and also welcomes teachers interested in Civil War Washington history from around the country. (A separate seminar designed especially for D.C. Public School teachers is offered in June).
 
The Civil War Washington / Lincoln Teacher Fellows Consortium
Ford’s Theatre
isoperatedinpartnershipbytheFord’sTheatreSocietyandtheFord’sTheatreNationalHistoricSite.Afteranextensiverenovation,theTheatrereopenedinFebruary2009withanewlobbyandupgradedtheatricalcapacity.Inlatespring,aredesignedmuseumopens.CedarHill,the
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
,isthehomewherethegreatoratorandabolitionistFrederickDouglasslivedattheendofhislife.ItsitsontheoneofthehighestpointsinAnacostia,andrecentlycompletedathree-yearrestoration.ItoverflowswithartifactsillustratingthelifethatDouglasslivedtherewithhisfamily.
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
inGeorgetownwasbuiltbyMarthaWashington’sgranddaughter,MarthaCustisPeter,andherhusband,ThomasPeter,sonofthefirstMayorofGeorgetownin1816.Thesamefamilylivedinthehomeuntil1983,includingtheperiodoftheCivilWar,whenthehomewasopenedasaboardinghouseforUnionOfficersbyBritanniaPeterKennon,aSouthernsympathizer.ThemuseumandarchivesholdsanextensivecollectionofrareCivilWarartifactsanddocuments.
Seminar Schedule
During this week-long program you will visit each of the partner sites to learn history as well as techniques for using field trips, primary sources and oratory inthe classroom to promote high quality history teaching.
Day One: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden 
VisittoTudorPlaceHistoricHouseandGardenOralinterpretationofCivilWarlettersfromtheTudorPlacecollectionCivilWarUnitprojectintroduction
Day Two: The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 
VisittoFrederickDouglass’shome,CedarHillInterpretiveperformanceofFrederickDouglass’s
What to to an American Slave is the Fourth of July?
VisittotheFortCircleParks,Washington’sCivilWarDefenses
Day Three: Ford’s Theatre 
Introduction to Ford’s Theatre, Civil War Washington and Lincoln’s presidency 
TourofFord’sTheatre,museum,andthehousewhereLincolndiedPerformanceof
One Destiny,
byRichardHellesen,followedbydiscussionwiththeactorsDelvingintoCivilWarWashington:AFord’sTheatre
History on Foot
experienceOratoryworkshopbasedonLincoln’sSecondInauguralAddress
Day Four: Integrating History and Public Speaking 
 
GuideddevelopmentofCivilWarUnitclassroomandwebprojects
Day Five: Lesson/Unit Presentations, School-Year Planning and Funding Opportunities 
 
CivilWarUnitsharing
Reflectontheseminarandplannextsteps
FREDERICKDOUGLASSNATIONALHISTORICSITEFORD’STHEATRENATIONALHISTORICSITE
PleasereturnthisapplicationbyApril1to:JakeFlack,jflack@fords.orgorFAXto(202)347-6269Formoreinformation,callJakeFlackatFord’sat(202)638-2941ext567.
 
I was beginning to wonder if anyone understood what kind of support actual teachers needed. Pleaseconvince other non-profits to follow your model.
 
-D.C. Public Schools Elementary Teacher
I really enjoyed the Institute and find myself reflecting on my experience quite often. I know I will keepin contact with you throughout the year because of the many important resources you offer which willhelp to increase the learning and teaching experiences across DCPS’s core subjects.
- Grade 5 teacher, D.C. Public Schools
This was a very worthwhile way to spend four days of my summer vacation. I am extremely grateful for the effort the representatives of the three sites expended to make my experience memorable, enjoyable,and educational. I am always looking for new and exciting ways to make my students look forward tocoming to my class each day and all of you have aided me in that endeavor. I look forward to many moremeetings with all of you.
-Grade 5 teacher, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, D.C
.
I have to tell you … that I went to another professional development workshop that sounded akin to theCWW Fellows program and was sorely disappointed… There was no in-depth look at the content or discussion about how to use alternative methods to encourage student understanding. I have been using some of the strategies we talked about (and the insight gained from other teachers in D.C.) in my classesregularly… The program has been beneficial in so many ways for me ... and we’re not even to the CivilWar yet! Thank you, thank you, a million times, thanks!
- Grade 8 Social Studies teacher, Washington Latin Public Charter School, D.C.
PleasereturnthisapplicationbyApril1to:JakeFlack,jflack@fords.orgorFAXto(202)347-6269Formoreinformation,callJakeFlackatFord’sat(202)638-2941ext567.
2008 Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Feedback 

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