The E. Claiborne Robins, Jr., Teachers Institute, Teaching American History, will be held on select evenings over the course of the 2013–14 school year.
The first two programs in the institute are being conducted in conjunction with the historical society’s exhibition, Revolution: Songs of Social Change 1860–1865 and 1960–1965. Each program will feature two presentations—one related to an event in 1863 and the other to an event in 1963—along with tours of the exhibition and discussions about teaching led by Richmond and Chesterfield TAH teachers. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost for the program, but reservations are required. To make a reservation for a specific program, please contact Chris Van Tassell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revolution: Songs of Social Change 1860–1865 and 1960–1965 is presented in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission. Teaching American History is a U.S. Department of Education initiative developed to improve the teaching of history through content-based professional development.
A complete schedule of the remaining workshops in the institute will be posted shortly.
At least one workshop will be held each month.
Freedom: October 24, 2013, 5:00–7:30, Virginia Historical Society
Presentation, 1863: The Emancipation Proclamation, Lauranett L. Lee, Virginia Historical Society
Presentation, 1963: The March on Washington, Julian Hayter, University of Richmond.
Protest: November 14, 2013, 5:00–7:30, Virginia Historical Society
Presentation, 1863: The Richmond Bread Riots, Ashley Luskey, Richmond National Battlefield Park
Presentation, 1963: Civil Rights Protest, Raymond J. Hylton, Virginia Union University.