Educators are invited to apply to a teacher workshop sponsored by the with the Georgia Humanities Council, Georgia Southwestern State University and Andersonville National Historic Site.
"Rights and Responsibilities in History: Case Studies from Andersonville"
The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Andersonville National Historic Site and Georgia Southwestern State University, is offering a workshop for middle and high school teachers "Rights and Responsibilities in History: Case Studies from Andersonville".
The dates are October 3-4 and the workshop will take place in Andersonville and Americus. Thanks to generous support from the Mattie H. Marshall Foundation, the workshop is free, includes substitute pay, lodging, and most meals, as well as 1 PLU.
The workshop will include tours, activities, and strategies for increasing content knowledge and historical thinking, through exploring primary and secondary sources connected to Andersonville and the theme of rights and responsibilities. The workshop focus connects to Georgia Performance Standards for 8th grade, United State History, and Civics/American Government. It will also involve strategies for literacy and writing in the content areas.
The workshop is open to 15 teachers. Please submit the application to indicate your interest. Applications go to email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2013 (or until filled)
Did You Know?
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.