Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows

Join up to 25 teachers to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the city of Washington during the Civil War!

Walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln, his “Team of Rivals,” and Confederate spies who plotted against him at Ford’s Theatre

Experience the home of a southern sympathizer in historic Georgetown, and learn how she saved her beloved estate from the Union army

Learn about the contraband camps and Emancipation Day as you follow Lincoln’s commute to and from the Old Soldier’s Home on a hill north of the city

Visit historic Anacostia and the beautiful home of Frederick Douglass as he helped raise up the formerly enslaved during and after Reconstruction

Come away from your week in Washington familiar with: an array of virtual tours, the oratory skills to get your students on their feet performing speeches by Lincoln and Douglass; comfortable taking students on content-driven experiential learning adventures; and excited about using classroom drama to help historic characters come alive!

SESSION I (3rd – 12th Grade) Evening of June 23 – June 28, 2013
FREE for qualifying DCPS and Public Charter School Teachers
$300 – commuter registration
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SESSION II (Boarders, all grades) Evening of July 14 – July 19, 2013
$600 – shared room and airfare
$1000 – single room and airfare
Download application

Here’s what teachers are saying about CWWTF:

“This was by far the best summer workshop I have ever attended! Hands-on learning with practical classroom lessons and activities!”
-Grade 8 Social Studies, Tucson, AZ

“In 15 years of teaching, the Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows was probably the best professional development I have ever had, and it was definitely the most interesting personally.”
– Grade 3, Washington, DC

Read a full reflection from one of our 2012 participants.

Here’s where our previous teacher fellows were from:
-See a map
of local fellows
-See a map
of national fellows

Hosted by the Civil War Washington Consortium: Ford’s Theatre Society; Frederick Douglass National Historic Site; Tudor Place Historic House and Garden and President Lincoln’s Cottage

Funded by the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.

Please contact the education department at Ford’s Theatre to receive more information about the Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowships.

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