Calling K12 educators, museum professionals, and public historians: Mark Your Calendar!

Part 1: Deposit

Part 2: Register

Apply for Scholarship


The Teacher Institute will be based at the Marriott Memphis East

Marriott Memphis East

5795 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, USA

For the special $109 rate, please make your reservation in our Marriott Memphis East Block of rooms. Please call the hotel at 901-682-0080, to book your rooms. Be sure to tell them you are with the Civil War Trust Teacher Institute to receive our discounted room rates.

National Teacher Institute

Memphis, Tennessee

Professional Development for Educators

Take tours with historians, engage in workshops, and discover a community of passionate, like-minded educators — the Civil War Trust's Annual Teacher Institute will help you enrich your Civil War instruction.

Join us for our 2017 event. We will explore the rich Civil War history of West Tennessee and its environs. Attendees will participate in workshops, tours, and a special Shiloh National Military Park tour with some of the best historians on the subject.

The event is free (with a refundable deposit) — and a limited number of travel scholarships are available! Registration for the event is now open and we are accepting scholarship applications. Registration for the event is now open and we are accepting scholarship applications. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 30th. Scholarship applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial by May 15th.

Tentative Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Specific workshop topicswill be emailed to participants in April.

Thursday, July 13 (Optional)

  • 2:30 pmRegistration Opens
  • 3:00 pmMud, Maneuver, and Mayhem: Teaching a Complex Subjectlike the Civil War, Kristopher White
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmWorkshops and Breakout sessions
  • Dinner on your own

Friday, July 14

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 10:00 amRegistration Opens
  • 10:30 amLiving History Brings Civil War to Life, NPS
  • 11:30 amLunch
  • 12:00 pmCivil War Photo (Teacher) Extravaganza, Garry Adelman
  • 1:15 pm to 3:30 pmWorkshops and Breakout Sessions
  • 3:30 pm to 4:00 pmCoffee Break
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmWorkshops and Breakout Sessions
  • 6:30 pmOptional Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pmDinner
  • 7:55 pmCrafting and Designing A Civil War Elective CoursePanel Discussion Led by Jim Percoco

Saturday, July 15

  • 6:30 am to 7:00 amGrab and Go Breakfast
  • 7:00 am to 5:00 pmBattlefield Tours:
  • In the Footsteps of Albert S. Johnston
  • “Lick ‘em tomorrow” The Battle of Shiloh
  • Shiloh Through the Eyes of Children
  • 6:30 pmOptional Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pmKeynote Banquet
  • 7:55 pmHistorical Fiction in the Classroom, Robert Hicks

Sunday, July 16

  • 7:00 am to 8:15 amBreakfast
  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pmTours of Memphis (Optional):
  • Graceland
  • The National Civil Rights Museum

Speakers and Historians 

Robert Hicks, New York Times Bestselling author of The Widow of the SouthGeneral Parker Hills, battlefield guide extraordinaire; Timothy B. Smith, PhD, renowned Shiloh historian and authorGarry Adelman, director of history and education, Civil War Trust;  Shiloh National Military Park Rangers, to be determined

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