1859-2009) Commemorating 150 years since John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry.
In June 2009, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Harpers Ferry Historical Association will host a one-week workshop that 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, and many others as they learn about events of national significance that have occurred in Harpers Ferry. Educators will get to interact with historians, curators, museum educators, and other professionals in the field. This institute will prepare teachers to use historic documents, artifacts, and images 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 Shepherd 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.
For applications and detailed information on institute programs, visit www.nps.gov/hafe and click "or Teachers".
Contact Amber Kraft, Education Specialist, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Post Office Box 65, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, (304) 535-6293, Amber_Kraft@nps.gov.
Teachers who apply will be notified of their status. Teachers of grades 4-12 and from all disciplines are welcome to attend.
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