Through site tours, discussion, and workshops, Tudor Place professional development programs for teachers impart innovative multidisciplinary techniques for engaging students in the study of history. The long-term community dialogue that follows, along with take-home resources, ensure lasting benefits for schools and districts locally and nationally.
Summertime Teacher Workshops
Apply by April 3 for 2017 Professional Development Workshops
The Washington Civil War Consortium is proud to again offer popular summer workshops for local (July 9-14) and national (June 18-23, with residential options provided) teachers. Join up to 25 fellow educators to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Washington during the Civil War. Fellows return to the classroom with access to new real and virtual resources, tricks to get students on their feet performing oratory, new fluency in content-driven experiential learning, and new ways to involve students in bringing history to life.
Deadline: April 3, 2017.
Year-round Teacher Workshops
To schedule a workshop, email or call us, 202.965.0400 ext 110.
Fee: $15/teacher (minimum 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*