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May 2, 2020: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join Ford’s Edu at The DC History Center. Each session will include hands-on access to a selection of primary and secondary source materials in the Kiplinger Research Library; demonstrations of classroom activities; collaborative brainstorm; and a guided tour of the Hall of History, which includes a timeline addressing D.C. political history.

  • Identify, understand, and analyze key moments and issues relating to the Civil War in Washington, D.C.
  • Identify, understand and analyze key moments and issues relating to the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, with a connection to the 21st-century struggle by local civic activists to commemorate the 1862 freeing of more than 3,000 enslaved people in D.C.
  • Learn how to utilize primary and secondary sources related to Civil War Washington, including slavery and compensated emancipation, and relate it to civic engagement in the classroom.
  • Takeaways include a research guide and digital downloads of primary and secondary sources to use in the classroom.

This event is free. Open to past participants of the Summer Teacher Institutes


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