Loudoun Teachers Selected for Civil War Institute

Two Loudoun County teachers will attend theCatherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington summer teacher institutenext week at Ford’s Theatre.

The program is presented as a collaboration between the theater, theNational Park Service,President Lincoln’s CottageandTudor Place Historic House and Garden.

In the program,Mallary ChappleandMelissa Espinoza, both teachers at Harmony Middle School, will tour Civil War-era historic sites in Washington, DC, to learn first-hand how field trips can be used to activate history and how integrate field trips into classroom learning.

The week-long program will include visits toFord’s Theatre, the site of Lincoln’s assassination;President Lincoln’s Cottage, the site where Lincoln developed the Emancipation Proclamation;Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, the home of a Southern sympathizer that highlights divisions within the DC community during the war, and a myriad of National Park Service sites includingFort Stevens,the site of the only Civil War battle in Washington, DC, andCedar Hill, Frederick Douglass’s historic home.

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