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Annual Conference: Teaching with Historic Places - 2012

A workshop for K-12 educators
and historical organizations

June 9th, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm


2012 Theme: The War of 1812, James Madison and James Monroe

Information on the 2012 Workshop

The conference is aimed at K-12 teachers, as well as curators and docents from historical societies or museums. Certified K-12 teachers will receive a stipend for participating. Museum and historical society professionals are welcome to attend. The fee will be $20.

To register, please click on the link above.

SOL-based lesson plans on the War of 1812 will be distributed to all participants.

A light continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

"Teaching with Historic Places" is sponsored by the Tusculum Institute and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

2012 Workshop Survey


2012 Schedule & Registration

9 June 2012 - Schedule of Events

9:00 - Welcome, Dr. Lynn Rainville (Director, Tusculum Institute)

9:15 - "What you and your students should know about the War of 1812," Prof. Don Hickey (historian and author). Read more about Prof. Hickey.

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 - "Live from 1812" Lesson Plan Demonstration, Rita Bradunas (Baltimore City School Teacher)

11:15 - "Bringing your students to James Madison's Montpelier," Sterilng Howell (Museum Educator, Montpelier). Read more about Montpelier.

12:00 - lunch

12:45 - "America's Second War for Independence - The War of 1812," Dennis Bigelow (Monroe Interpreter at Ash-Lawn Highland, Performing as President James Monroe). Learn more about Mr. Monroe's doppleganger.

1:45 - Learning about James Monroe at Ash-Lawn-Highland and the James Monroe Museum, Bigelow and Jarod Kearney, (Curator, James Monroe Museum)

2:45 - Virginia Resources on the War of 1812, Stuart Butler (military historian)

3:15 - War of 1812 Lesson Plans, Dr. Rainville

3:30 - End of the Workshop

Visit the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission website.