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Programs in Williamsburg

Step back in time and walk in the footsteps of our nation’s founders! Travel to the 18th-century capital of Virginia and experience Colonial Williamsburg’s Teacher Professional Development programs in the Revolutionary City.


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These intensive six-day onsite programs immerse participants in American history. Each program is tailored to meet common core and state content standards in United States history and government. Programs are targeted for elementary, middle and high school teachers.

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Colonial Williamsburg’s Enlightenment Forums

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” — Socrates

Join the Colonial Williamsburg Enlightenment Forum and kindle the educational spirit within. Each two-day workshop will give participants a chance to delve deeply into the complexities of the past and cover topics ranging from the colonial economy to the founding principles of our nation.

The Economy and Social Levels in the Colonial Era

September 27–28, 2014
teachers and interpreterOctober 4–5, 2014

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The American colonies were an integral part of the 18th-century global economic system. Explore how the tobacco economy of Virginia contributed to the larger economy and how this affected the daily lives of those who lived and worked in the capital city. Discover how the American Revolution set in motion changes that would have a lasting effect on the American economy.

The Constitution and American Protest

November 8–9, 2014

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How does the United States Constitution attempt to balance changing democratic ideas? How have citizens shaped and challenged the definition of American democracy? This weekend workshop for teachers will seek to develop an understanding of those essential questions and determine where The Idea of America truly began. Please join us for a weekend of exploring and engaging primary documents, historians, and debate.


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The Colonial Williamsburg Professional Development staff can customize arrangements for your visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Not only can we help you with the educational portion of your visit, but we can also make arrangements for Colonial Williamsburg lodging, meals and local transportation. For more information or a price quote on a customized program, please email teacherdevelopment@cwf.org or call (757) 565-8417.

 

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Teacher Professional Development is supported in part by
the William and Gretchen Kimball Young Patriots Fund.



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