Summer Teacher Seminars:
[T]he Fellowship ... was an amazing experience, and gave me so
much new knowledge and an appreciation of DC as a microcosm of the
Civil War. Moreover, it was a wonderful way to reinvigorate my passion
for American history and for teaching it.
--2013 Civil War Washington Teacher Fellow
DC Teachers: June 23-28, 2013 (grades K-5)
National Teachers: July 14-19, 2013
Year-round Teacher Workshops:
To schedule a workshop contact the Education Department: 202.965.0400 x110 or email email@example.com.
Fee: $15/teacher (minimum of 10 teachers)
Teaching with Primary Sources
After touring the National Historic Landmark, teachers learn techniques for analyzing primary sources, discover creative methods for engaging students in the study of American history, and take home classroom materials from the Tudor Place archival collection.
Hands on History
History comes to life in this interactive workshop! The workshop introduces teachers to methods for developing living characters with their students. The workshop covers techniques for researching with primary sources, as well as, etiquette, dancing, foodways, and clothing for historical figures from 1800 – 1950.
Explore the Civil War
Teachers take an interactive tour of the National Historic Landmark and Georgetown neighborhood. After the tour, teachers participate in a role-playing activity and take on the identity of an enslaved individual to decide whether to stay in bondage or escape to freedom.
Women’s History Tour and Workshop
Teachers take a tour of the National Historic Landmark to learn about the changing role of women from 1800 to modern day. The tour highlights both the owners of Tudor Place and domestic service staff who lived and worked in the mansion. The workshop concludes with an interactive lesson on reading artifacts and documents.
Customized Teacher Workshop
A primary source based lesson on a topic of your choice, using the resources from Tudor Place’s collection.
*Requires significant advance notice*