June 9th, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
The conference is aimed at K-12 teachers, as well as curators and docents from historical societies or museums. Certified K-12 teachers will receive a stipend for participating. Museum and historical society professionals are welcome to attend. The fee will be $20.
To register, please click on the link above.
SOL-based lesson plans on the War of 1812 will be distributed to all participants.
A light continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration.
"Teaching with Historic Places" is sponsored by the Tusculum Institute and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
9 June 2012 - Schedule of Events
9:00 - Welcome, Dr. Lynn Rainville (Director, Tusculum Institute)
9:15 - "What you and your students should know about the War of 1812," Prof. Don Hickey (historian and author). Read more about Prof. Hickey.
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 - "Live from 1812" Lesson Plan Demonstration, Rita Bradunas (Baltimore City School Teacher)
11:15 - "Bringing your students to James Madison's Montpelier," Sterilng Howell (Museum Educator, Montpelier). Read more about Montpelier.
12:00 - lunch
12:45 - "America's Second War for Independence - The War of 1812," Dennis Bigelow (Monroe Interpreter at Ash-Lawn Highland, Performing as President James Monroe). Learn more about Mr. Monroe's doppleganger.
2:45 - Virginia Resources on the War of 1812, Stuart Butler (military historian)
3:15 - War of 1812 Lesson Plans, Dr. Rainville
3:30 - End of the Workshop
Visit the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission website.