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Teacher workshops using primary resources

These programs are designed to strengthen research and analytical skills of middle and high school teachers. Teachers will learn firsthand how the historian is a detective who solves problems by discovering "clues" in letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers, and maps. They will also learn how to interpret primary source materials and how conservators and archivists catalog, conserve, and store manuscripts and artifacts.

E. Claiborne Robins, Jr., Teachers Institute

The E. Claiborne Robins, Jr., Teachers Institute examines Virginia’s history through primary sources from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. This year’s institute, “Teaching Alternative Voices,” will be held on July 13-14, 2015. 

The institute will meet at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond from 8:30 to 4:30 each day. The registration fee is $40. Lunch will be provided.  Submit your registration form.

For more information, please contact wobrochta@vahistorical.org.

Bill Obrochta

William B. Obrochta, Manager of Educational Services

Do you have a question about the educational resources we offer at the Virginia Historical Society. You may contact me at 804.342.9651 or wobrochta@vahistorical.org. I look forward to speaking with you.

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