29 Jul 2017

Teachers Learn About the Civil War in Memphis

Teachers Learn About the Civil War in Memphis

Earlier this month, the Civil War Trust’s Education Department hosted its annual Teacher Institute in Memphis, Tennessee. Some 176 educators from around the world participated in this fun and unique experience. The event offered educational workshops, networking opportunities, and tours of Shiloh Battlefield, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Memphis’s very own Graceland. We were also pleased to announce that Shirley Mae Snyder was selected as our 2017 Teacher of the Year with David Wege as the recipient of the Abroe-Carter Award; congratulations to both of those dedicated teachers. We would like to thank the teachers who came out to Memphis and dedicated their time and efforts to becoming better educators. Teachers are integral in fostering a spirit of historical appreciation and their dedication is widely appreciated at the Trust. We are excited to announce that next year's Teacher Institute will be hosted at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and we look forward to continuing our work with teachers to support and promote history in and out of the classroom!

The Crater at Petersburg Video

On the history front, July 30th marks the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of the Crater. This harrowing event, which was part of the larger Petersburg Campaign, is recapped in one of the Civil War Trust’s newest videos.

Visit a Civil War Battlefield

Visiting battlefields like the Crater is now easier than ever. The Civil War Trust’s Education Department has developed itineraries for many of your favorite Civil War battles and campaigns. For those time pressed visitors, we have designed one-day itineraries. And for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the subject, we have three-day itineraries. These itineraries will take you to battlefield sites, historic homes, and museums associated with the campaign you are following.

Civil War Trust mobile apps include visitor guides and battle examinations, which will help you unlock American history whether you are on the battlefield or at home. All of our GPS-enabled mobile apps can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store and Google Play for use on your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

Civil War Trust and the Marine Corps Tour the Battlefields

In case you missed it, two of our Education Department members took to the fields of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Spotsylvania last week. They were in the field leading staff rides for instructors from West Point and Marines stationed at Quantico, Virginia. The battlefields that we help to preserve are open air classrooms. And we were honored to be asked to help educate members of our armed forces.


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