Loudoun Teachers Selected for Civil War Institute

 Two Loudoun County teachers will attend the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington summer teacher institute next week at Ford’s Theatre. 

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

         In the program, Mallary Chapple and Melissa 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 to Ford’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 including Fort Stevens, the site of the only Civil War battle in Washington, DC, and Cedar Hill, Frederick Douglass’s historic home. 

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