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  • Geddy Family

    My Life, My Work, My Home: October 7–8, 2017

    What was it like to live in colonial America? Compare and contrast how people in the various levels of 18th-century society lived, worked, and played. Through hands-on experiences in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and guiding analysis of primary and secondary sources, gain a deeper understanding of life in this colonial capital city.

    Workshop completed

  • teachers

    As Above, So Below: October 21–22, 2017

    Buildings can be great primary sources! Historic buildings show us how people lived and what they valued. When those structures are gone, we can look below the ground to discover the pieces left behind. Discover how Colonial Williamsburg uses existing architecture, archaeology, and primary sources to recreate the past.

    Workshop completed

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    Purposeful Play: November 11–12, 2017

    How did children of the past entertain themselves and learn through play? Participate in some of the amusements of 18th- and 19th-century children and discover how to incorporate purposeful play into your classroom.

    Workshop completed

District and Regional

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    The Idea of America
    for Middle & High School Teachers

    In this one-day workshop in your district, a Colonial Williamsburg educator inspires teachers with interactive, media-rich strategies that link American history and active 21st-century civic engagement.

    Sample workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • high school teacher

    Bringing History to Life in Your Classroom
    for Elementary & Middle School Teachers

    In this one-day workshop in your district, join a Colonial Williamsburg educator and explore American history from multiple perspectives through primary sources, interdisciplinary lesson plans and innovative instructional strategies to bring history to life in the classroom.

    Sample workshop topics include but are not limited to:

Customized Group Workshops

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    The Colonial Williamsburg Professional Development staff can customize arrangements for your teacher group's (of 15 or more) visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Not only can we help you with the educational portion of your visit, but we can also make arrangements for Colonial Williamsburg lodging, meals, and local transportation. For more information or a price quote on a customized teacher professional development program, please email or call (757) 565-8417.


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Teacher Professional Development is supported in part by
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