Teacher Fellows Reflections, 2019
Last week local teachers explored Washington D.C. from the lens of the Civil War. Teachers discovered historic sites including President Lincoln’s Cottage, Ford’s Theatre, Tudor Place, and Frederick Douglass National Historic Site to learn new strategies and resources to use in their classrooms.
One teacher reflected that:
“Today I changed my mind about Lincoln and his time at Lincoln’s cottage. I felt like today was a great day to reflect on Lincoln the human and analyzing the decisions he made. What I think I took away from today was that Lincoln himself was a human like us and that he had so much to consider as president and I admire his ability to consider the opinions of those around him, no matter their race, gender, or economic status.”
Another teacher said: