Colonial Williamsburg for Teachers 

March 21-23, 2013
Richmond Marriott, Richmond, VA
Booth 25-26

The Idea of America
How Values Shaped Our Republic and Hold the Key to Our Future 
Special conference price of $15.00 (includes 5% Virginia sales tax)
Have your copy signed at our booth by one of the authors, Dr. Bill White
Friday, March 22 from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22 from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Breakout Session #1
America History, Technology and Literacy: Reaching Elementary Students via Multimodal Resources
Presented by Dale Van Eck
Friday, March 22, 2013
1:30-2:20 p.m.

Discover how one museum engages students in American history via innovative and interactive online and distance learning resources which focus on content, literacy, and the stories of this nation's founding. Participants will learn how to use online games, interactive maps, interactive exhibits, and media resources that will engage young learners and meet Common Core; 21st Century, state, and national standards in history, science, literacy, and technology.



Breakout Session #2
Ft. Monroe and the Contraband of War
Presented by Bill Fetsko and Bill Sullivan
Saturday, March 23, 2013
9:10-10:00 a.m.

During the Civil War, Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia remained in Union hands and became a destination for thousands of enslaved African Americans to claim their freedom. This "self-emancipation" complicates the common saying that "Lincoln freed the slaves." We will use primary sources to examine the wartime choices free and enslaved Americans made to better understand how freedom came in Virginia.


(Photo Insert, Cumberland Landing, VA. Group of "contrabands at Foller's House, James F. Gibson Photographer,  14 May 1862. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC B811-383)

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Education Outreach
P.O. Box 1776  Williamsburg, VA  23185
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