The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum today announced that, in partnership with the Virginia War Memorial, it is hosting a teacher institute, “Bringing World War I Alive in Your Classroom,” on Wednesday, July 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The institutes, aligned with Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning, are targeted to Virginia and U.S. History middle school and high school teachers in Virginia. In Staunton, the guest speaker will be Dr. Edward Lengel, University of Virginia professor and author of "To Conquer Hell: The Meuse Argonne 1918."
This summer will be the tenth year presenting the See Freedom Speak Teacher Institutes. For 2015, the Virginia War Memorial has put together an outstanding lineup of interesting topics, locations and well qualified guest speakers. Also included will be university scholar lecturers and historians, book author presentations, and tours of hosting venues. The goal is to give teachers the additional knowledge and resources to make history come alive in their classrooms. Teachers from across the state are encouraged to attend and register early as space is limited.
The institutes are eight one-day professional development opportunities offered free of charge to public and private school teachers of USII and VA/US history. Institutes will be held at the Virginia War Memorial and other partner locations throughout the Commonwealth. Each program begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch. All eight of the programs are aligned with the Virginia History and Social Science Standards (SOLs) and are eligible for teacher relicensure points. Remember, there is no registration fee, and teachers may register to attend one or more of the programs