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
July 11: Day 2
9:30 – 10:45 Leadership in Captivity: Utilizing the "Victory From Within" Curriculum in the Classroom.
Did You Know?
Boston Corbett (Sgt 16th NY Cavalry), the man credited with killing John Wilkes Booth, was a prisoner at Andersonville. After the war, he briefly worked in the Kansas House of Representatives as a doorkeeper. He was sent to an asylum and, after escaping, he disappeared from history.