I’ve got information on a couple of seminars coming up, as well as a Civil War conference in the fall.
First, in April, there will be a 3 day residential seminar at Mt. Vernon. It is a completely funded program, and will take place from April 9th thru the 11th. (Please note that April 9th is the Friday of Spring Break.) Participants will be housed on the estate. I’ve included the announcement, application, and schedule. For all other questions concerning the seminar, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Presidential Academy will be held from July 11-29 in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Gettysburg. The application for this seminar is due March 15th. We had a teacher who attended this a few years ago who had a wonderful experience, learned a lot, and brought back many many materials. To apply, visit http://presidentialacademy.org/.
And finally there will be a one day conference on the Civil War in September, at Norfolk State University. This is a free conference and registration is open to the public, although seating is limited. The conference is entitled “Race, Slavery, and the Civil War: The Tough Stuff of American History and memory.” It will take place on September 24th, 2010, which is a Friday. You can find a list of topics that will be covered, as well as the historians who will take part in the conference at http://www.virginiacivilwar.org/2010conference.php. Registration information is also available on their homepage.
We encourage you to apply for these opportunities! They often give away lots of materials, and you walk away with new information to add to your lessons. Good luck!