Tusculum Institute to Host ‘Teaching with Historic Places’ Workshop

| March 16, 2009

The Tusculum Institute, a center for historic preservation located at Sweet Briar College, will host a workshop, “Teaching with Historic Places,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.

The conference is aimed at K-12 teachers, as well as curators and docents from historical societies or museums.

The workshop will include the following sessions: “A Hands-On Approach to Interpreting Historic Architecture,” “Field Methods Guide to Interpreting Historic Places in Your Neighborhood” and “An Interdisciplinary Approach to the ‘Power of Place’.”

Speakers will include Carol Shull, chief of the National Park Service’s Heritage Education Services office and administrator of the NPS’s “Teaching with Historic Places” program and the online “Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary” series; Beth Boland, NPS historian who manages the “Teaching with Historic Places” program; Charles White, associate professor at Boston University School of Education who developed a K-12 curriculum framework for the “Teaching with Historic Places Program” for the NPS and National Trust for Historic Preservation; and Lynn Rainville, archaeologist and director of the Tusculum Institute.

Registration is free for teachers. To register, e-mail your name, school, e-mail address, phone number and grade(s) taught to Lynn Rainville, founding director of the Tusculum Institute, at lrainville@sbc.edu.

Qualified teachers are eligible for a stipend for participating and SOL-based lesson plans will be distributed to all participants.

All others should send a $25 check – made out to “Sweet Briar College” with “Teaching with Historic Places” in the memo line – to Dr. Lynn Rainville, Fletcher Hall, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va. 24595. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, if any, e-mail address and phone number.

Continental breakfast and an afternoon coffee break are included with registration.

“Teaching with Historic Places” is sponsored by the Tusculum Institute and the Department of Historic Resources with support from the National Park Service. For more information, visitwww.tusculum.sbc.edu or e-mail lrainville@sbc.edu.

Category: History, Tusculum Institute