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Civil War Trust

Regional Teacher Institute: Chicago Area

April 14-15, 2012
Based in Kenosha, Wisconsin

What is the Regional Teacher Institute? 


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After ten years of hosting an Annual Teacher Institute, the Trust has decided to expand its professional development offerings with smaller, regional institutes. The Regional Teacher Institute: Chicago Area is a two-day professional development for K-12 educators focused exclusively on the American Civil War and its relationship to the Midwest.  The professional development is free, thanks to our generous donors, but space is limited to 50 attendees.  The available 50 spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


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What's Included? 

Outstanding workshops led by educators specializing in the history of the American Civil War and instructional strategies for teaching the War

A Curriculum in a Haversack  

Continuing Education Units

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the first day 

Schedule of Events  

Saturday, April 14, 2012

9:00 am to 9:45am  

and refreshments

10:00 am to noon  


12:15 pm to 1:15 pm   Lunch
1:30pm to 4:30 pm  


5:45 pm to 7:00 pm  


7:00 pm to 9:30 pm  

Dinner and keynote lecture,
Dr. Theodore Karamanski

Sunday, April 15, 2012 

9 am to 10:30am  

Kenosha Civil War Museum Tour

10:30am to noon   Workshop: Museum Themed Lessons

Schedule in Detail (PDF) »


The Institute will cover the Civil War in the Midwest and be based in Kenosha, Wisconsin - between Chicago and Milwaukee.

Civil War Museum
5400 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140


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5125 6th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140

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