Teachers are invited to apply for “John Brown: the Road to Harpers Ferry.” This one-week workshop, which runs from June 23 - 27, 2008, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, will enable 4th -12th grade teachers to walk in the footsteps of John Brown, John Cook, Shields Green, Robert E. Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, Heyward Shepherd, Fontaine Beckham, George Turner, and Lawson Botts as they learn about events of national significance that have occurred in Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry has been a witness to many important historical events and struggles in defining this land of freedom. This institute will prepare teachers to use historic documents and images and new technologies to enhance their teaching and to inspire students with the stories that make history come alive in the classroom and beyond.
This summer institute is limited to twenty-five participants. All participants will receive:
•books and other teaching resource materials
•field trips to sites in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the surrounding area
•an opportunity for three hours of graduate credit from West Virginia University
Although there is no charge for the institute, teachers will be responsible for their own lodging, meals, and travel. Information about local lodging will be available.
Teachers who apply will be notified of their status. Teachers of grades 4-12 and from all disciplines are welcome to attend.
All interested teachers are encouraged to apply. For applications and detailed information on institute programs, visit the Harpers Ferry Historical Association web site at www.harpersferryhistory.org. Select “Education Programs” and then select “Learn more” at “Teacher Institute. Applications must be received by Friday, May 2, 2008. Questions? Contact Catherine Bragaw, Education Coordinator at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 304-535-6283 or by email at Catherine_Bragaw@nps.gov.
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