Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Program

“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

True Confessions of a Fellowship Devotee
A 2012 Teacher Fellow’s account of her “transformational week” at the Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Program

The Catherine B. Reynolds 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; and
  • 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!

Sample schedules: Local teachers | National teachers

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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 us to receive more information about the Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowships.