Participant's Guide to the
Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute
2014

 
Introduction
Before the Institute
  How to reach us
  What to pack
  What to read
During the Institute
After the Institute
FAQs
Contact Information


 


What to Read

Elementary School Program

[Note: The Elementary School Program focuses entirely on the colonial period, dealing with content from 1607 through the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.]

Tour the Town

You may also wish to explore the 18th-century town of Williamsburg online at Tour the Town. From the comfort of your computer, you may enter the Capitol, the Governor’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Powder Magazine, trade shops, and many other establishments to learn about the birthplace of the American Revolution. Other spots of interest on the website include People, Places, and Experience the Life.

We also have a suggested elementary school program reading list.

In addition, be sure to check with your local school district for its requirements to receive professional development credit (continuing education credit, clock hours, professional development hours, etc.) for your participation. Teacher Institute will provide a schedule of events and a certificate of completion as proof of your participation. However, if additional paperwork is required (if The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation needs to submit paperwork to be an approved provider in your district or state), please contact us 60 days prior to your arrival to confirm what needs to be done. We cannot guarantee that your school district will accept your time spent in Williamsburg if you contact them after you have attended.

Middle School Program

[Note: The Middle School Program deals with content from 1607 through the American Civil War.]Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg

After you have completed your registration, you will receive four articles via email. These articles from thejournal Social Studies form the foundation for Colonial Williamsburg’s The Idea of America™, a fully digital American history curriculum that shapes the way we present content during the Institute. Please read the articles carefully before your arrival in Williamsburg.

You may also wish to explore the 18th-century town of Williamsburg online at Tour the Town. From the comfort of your computer, you may enter the Capitol, the Governor’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Powder Magazine, trade shops, and many other establishments to learn about the birthplace of the American Revolution. Other spots of interest on the website include People, Places, and Experience the Life.

We also have a suggested middle school program reading list.

In addition, be sure to check with your local school district for its requirements to receive professional development credit (continuing education credit, clock hours, professional development hours, etc.) for your participation. Teacher Institute will provide a schedule of events and a certificate of completion as proof of your participation. However, if additional paperwork is required (if The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation needs to submit paperwork to be an approved provider in your district or state), please contact us 60 days prior to your arrival to confirm what needs to be done. We cannot guarantee that your school district will accept your time spent in Williamsburg if you contact them after you have attended.

High School Program

[Note: The High School Program deals with content from 1607 through the Vietnam War.]

After you have completed your registration, you will receive four articles via email. These articles from thejournal Social Studies form the foundation for Colonial Williamsburg’s The Idea of America™, a fully digital American history curriculum that shapes the way we present content during the Institute. Please read the articles carefully before your arrival in Williamsburg.

You may also wish to explore the 18th-century town of Williamsburg online at Tour the Town. From the comfort of your computer, you may enter the Capitol, the Governor’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Powder Magazine, trade shops, and many other establishments to learn about the birthplace of the American Revolution. Other spots of interest on the website include People, Places, and Experience the Life.

We also have a suggested high school program reading list.

In addition, be sure to check with your local school district for its requirements to receive professional development credit (continuing education credit, clock hours, professional development hours, etc.) for your participation. Teacher Institute will provide a schedule of events and a certificate of completion as proof of your participation. However, if additional paperwork is required (if The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation needs to submit paperwork to be an approved provider in your district or state), please contact us 60 days prior to your arrival to confirm what needs to be done. We cannot guarantee that your school district will accept your time spent in Williamsburg if you contact them after you have attended.

 

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