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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Teacher Workshops

Educators are invited to apply to a teacher workshop sponsored by Andersonville National Historic Site and the National Archives at Atlanta.

"Captivity Legacies: Examining Prisoners of War in American History"

Andersonville National Historic Site and the National Archives present a workshop focusing on the experiences of prisoners of war, and examples of individual acts of leadership that impacted the captivity experience. The National Park Service prisoner of war curriculum "Victory From Within" will be used as a framework to explore the common experiences of POWs in different conflicts.

The workshop is limited to 20 middle and high school teachers. It involves reading primary and secondary sources, presentations by scholars, hands-on activities, and a tour of the National Archives at Atlanta. The workshop includes content and instructional resources. This workshop is recommended for experienced National History Day teachers. Special emphasis will placed on interpreting primary sources through Common Core Standards. Presenters include Chris Barr and Eric Leonard from Andersonville National Historic Site and Joel Walker of the National Archives at Atlanta. This two day session has been approved for 1 PLU credit by the Georgia Department of Education.

July 10: Day 1

9:30 – 10:00 Meet and Greet
10:00 – 12:00 Introduction – The prisoner of war experience, the Doyle Thesis and Commonality of Experience, Conflicting Directions of Leadership 12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Curriculum Materials Available Through the National Park Service's NPS Education Portal with a special emphasis on "Victory From Within."
2:30-3:30 Documenting Captivity at the National Archives: An Introduction to Prisoner of War Records within the Holdings of the National Archives.

July 11: Day 2

9:30 – 10:45 Leadership in Captivity: Utilizing the "Victory From Within" Curriculum in the Classroom.
11:00 – 12:00 A Mock Trial of Henry Wirz: The Laws of War and Legacy of Responsibility
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Brainstorming: Applying the Sources into Your Curriculum
3:00-3:30 Conclusion

Registration information
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2014. To register email Eric Leonard eric_leonard@nps.gov or Joel Walker joel.walker@nara.gov Please include name, address, school, grades or classes taught, email address and phone number. For those desiring to earn Professional Learning credit contact Joel Walker at joel.walker@nara.gov or call 770-968-2530 for more information.

Did You Know?

Prison cell from the Hanoi Hilton, North Vietnam reproduced in the National Prisoner of War Museum

A cell from the Hanoi Hilton (Vietnam War prison) has been re-constructed in the National Prisoner of War Museum. Known also as the Hoa Lo Prison, it was built by the French around 1900 to hold Vietnamese political prisoners. During the Vietnam War, the prison held United States servicemen who faced horrific conditions and torture while imprisoned there.