Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

Converse College in Spartanburg, SC will host "The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry," a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop on July 19-24, 2009 and August 2-7, 2009. The one-week workshop, offered twice, is for K-12 classroom teachers and librarians who seek fresh perspectives on the complex dynamics of the American Revolution in the Southern backcountry.

The workshop will be guided by eight historians who will explore with the participants the reasons why the Revolutionary War was won in the South. Excursions to various historic sites in Upcountry South Carolina, including Walnut Grove Plantation, Historic Brattonsville, and Ninety-Six Historic Site, will augment the classroom-style sessions with the scholars. A veteran history teacher will serve as master teacher for the workshop, advising participants on ways they can use the content and resources they gain at our workshop in their own classrooms.

Classroom teachers and librarians in public, private, parochial, and charter schools, as well as home schooling parents, that are United States citizens are eligble to apply. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2009.

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