The American Civil War Museum offers two opportunities for teachers to gain valuable content and techniques to take back to the classroom. Learn more about our annual week-long Teachers Institute and our Civil War 101 Institute below.
2018 Teachers Institute: In the Midst of War
July 9-13, 2018
What actions did enslaved people take to shape the war? Why did women break the bonds of social convention to become nurses? Where did soldiers’ dreams take them as they slept miles from home? How did people respond when the battlefield and the home front collided? This institute will explore the multifaceted experiences of individuals as they attempted to carry on their lives in the midst of war.
Civil War 101 Teachers Institute
July 18 - 20, 2018
This three-day institute examines the compromises and controversies leading up to the American Civil War; provides an overview of the war itself and its effect on the homefront; delves into the challenges wartime presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis faced; and explores the outcomes of the Civil War, providing a framework for understanding Reconstruction and the legacies of the war.