Tudor Place

Professional Development

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 2 for 2018 Professional Development Workshops

The Washington Civil War Consortium is proud to again offer popular summer workshops for local (June 17-22) and national (July 8-13, 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 2, 2018.

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Year-round Teacher Workshops

To schedule a workshop, email or call us, 202.965.0400.

Fee: $20/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.


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*

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