"The Story of Virginia, an American Experience" | July 8–12 and
July 22–26, 2013
2011 Teachers Institute participants discuss their research in the VHS library.
The Virginia Historical Society, in cooperation with the University of Richmond, offers two week-long teachers institutes in July. The Story of Virginia Teacher Institutes provide an overview of the rich history of Virginia from earliest habitation to the present. The classes align with the curriculum framework for Virginia Studies.
Topics include: Virginia: The Land and its People; Colonization and Conflict: 1607 through the American Revolution; Political Growth and Western Expansion: 1781 to 1860; Civil War and Post-War Virginia; and Virginia: 1900 to the Present.
Teachers will work with the staff of the Virginia Historical Society as well as guest presenters, engage in lively discussions of assigned readings and participate in guided gallery tours and activities.
• Teaching materials, textbooks, and lunches are included in the tuition.
• Teachers will receive three hours of graduate credit through the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
• Teachers pay only $130 of the total cost; the major portion of the tuition is underwritten by corporate sponsorship.
Sponsored by Weinstein Properties
Both sessions are open to all Virginia public and private school teachers.
Select the session that fits your summer calendar:
• $130 (teacher's portion; 3 hours of graduate credit earned upon course completion)
• Letter of recommendation from your principal, history/social studies department chair, social studies specialist, or community civic leader.
• Brief statement explaining how you hope to use the institute in your teaching.
(Please apply early as enrollment is limited to 30 teachers each session.)
Note: The University of Richmond will provide room and board for an additional charge.
View the following PDF for registration information:
Download Registration Form [PDF - 155 kb Adobe Acrobat required]
For additional information, contact
William B. Obrochta
Manager of Educational Services
Read about previous Teachers Institutes
Brenton S. Halsey Teaching Excellence Award