Regional Teacher Institute: Petersburg

April 20-21, 2013
Petersburg, VA

What is the Regional Teacher Institute?


  • Registration is now closed. Thank you to those who applied. We will see you in April.

The Regional Teacher Institute: Petersburg is a professional development for K-12 educators focused exclusively on the American Civil War and its relationship to this important battle site.  The professional development is free, thanks to our generous donors, but space is limited to 25 attendees.  The available 25 spots are filled through an application process.


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What's Included?

Workshops, presentations, and living history

Overnight stay in Pamplin Park as part of the Civil War Adventure Camp. Learn More about the Civil War Adventure Camp »

Continuing Education Units

Lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday

Schedule of Events

 Saturday, April 20, 2013

9:00 am to 9:30 am  

, receive uniform and equipment

9:30 am to 10 am  

A marching introduction

10:15 am to 11:15 am  

Group A: Museum Studies: Using Artifacts and Objects
w/Jennifer Dlugosz
Group B: Teaching the Civil War Using the Body
w/Sam Smith

11:25 am to 12:25 pm  

Group A: Teaching the Civil War Using the Body
Group B: Museum Studies: Using Artifacts and Objects

12:25 pm to 1:30 pm  

Lunch with Living History

1:35 pm to 2:35 pm  

Group A: Living History in the Classroom
w/Gary Helm, Edward, and Jeff Kluever
Group B: Bringing Battlefields in 4D into the Classroom 
w/Garry Adelman

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm  

Group A: Bringing Battlefields in 4D into the Classroom
Group B: Living History in the Classroom

3:50 pm to 4:50 pm  

Massacre at the Crater: Addressing the Tough Questions of Civil War History in the Classroom
w/Kevin Levin

5:05 pm to 5:45 pm  

Museum Experience- Duty Called Me Here

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  

Dinner with Delegate and Virginia House Majority Leader, Kirk Cox

8:30 pm to 6:30am  

Adventure Camp for the night

Sunday, April 21, 2013 

6:30 am to 7:30 am  

Breakfast in camp

7:45 am to 10 am  

Drilling, skirmishing, and artillery demonstrations

10 am to 10:30 am  



Pamplin Historic Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803


Applications and related materials were due February 1, 2013.  Winners will be notified by February 11, 2013.

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