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  • Gordon Wood

    Friends Divided: A ‘Revolutionary in Residence’ Conversation
    (October 5, 2019)

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood will moderate a conversation between Thomas Jefferson and . . . Thomas Jefferson. The younger and elder Nation Builder will reflect on his friendship and bitter rivalry with John Adams.

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    2019 Fall Workshops Interest List

  • The Idea of America Seminars
    (March 28–31, 2019 or September 12–15, 2019)

    The Idea of America framework views U.S. history as an enduring "Great Debate." How do we balance the values Americans share—law and ethics, freedom and equality, unity and diversity, common wealth and private wealth? Colonial Williamsburg's new "Idea of America" seminars explore how these values have shaped our American identity and how you can apply them to the fundamental issues facing our nation today.

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District and Regional

  • teachers in classroom

    The Idea of America
    for Secondary School Teachers

    In this one-day workshop in your district, a Colonial Williamsburg educator inspires teachers with interactive, media-rich strategies that link American history and active 21st-century civic engagement.

    Sample workshop topics include but are not limited to:

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    Bringing History to Life in Your Classroom
    for Elementary School Teachers

    In this one-day workshop in your district, join a Colonial Williamsburg educator and explore American history from multiple perspectives through primary sources, interdisciplinary lesson plans and innovative instructional strategies to bring history to life in the classroom.

    Sample workshop topics include but are not limited to:

Customized Group Workshops

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    The Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute staff can customize arrangements for your teacher group's (of 15 or more) visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Not only can we help you with the educational portion of your visit, but we can also make arrangements for Colonial Williamsburg lodging, meals, and local transportation. For more information or a price quote on a customized teacher professional development program, please email [email protected] or call (757) 565-8417.


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The Teacher Institute is supported in part by
the William and Gretchen Kimball Young Patriots Fund.