Teaching the Civil War – Civil War Trust

Regional Teacher Institute: Boston, Massachusetts

October 8-9, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Though not in Western Mass, this will be of interest to teachers in our area:

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



About marcferguson

I teach history, including the American Civil War Era, as an Adjunct at American International College in Springfield, Ma. I also teach survey courses in U.S. history, Western Civilization, and World History, and have taught at other area colleges, including the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and Holyoke Community College. While my academic background is in European History, my interest in the American Civil War began about a decade ago. Other areas of interest include Modernism, 20th century World Thought and Culture, The Rise of the West after 1400, 19th c. American Society and Culture, Central and Eastern European History and Culture, and Local History. I have in recent years cut back my teaching drastically in order to devote more time raising my kids (15 year old twins now), including working part-time at their elementary/middle school for the past 6 years, they are now launched and off to High School, and I plan to crank up my involvement in teaching history and local history projects, particularly in light of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.
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