One Day Teacher Institutes focused on The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection
A cooperative endeavor between the Interpretive Programs Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives, each workshop invites educators from across the country to learn about the U.S. Civil War based on Library of Congress primary and web based materials. Participants will leave with strategies and materials for use in their schools.
The Library of Congress has acquired an exceptional collection of approximately 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs of Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War—379 will be displayed onsite from April 12, 2011 to August 13, 2011. Each workshop will use this exhibition, The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection, as a foundation for critical inquiry.
Select one session
Friday, April 29, 2011; 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2011; 9 am – 4 pm
Monday, May 2, 2011; 9 am – 4 pm
Friday, May 13, 2011; 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2011; 9 am – 4pm
The Learning Center, First Floor, James Madison Building of the Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC
Educators from around the country may attend the workshop for free but are expected to cover all travel expenses themselves. Attendees will be given a certificate stating that they have completed eight hours of professional development at the Library of Congress.
Provide educators with an opportunity to engage in discovery learning and to develop strategies to teach about the Civil War using primary sources.
Participants will learn to incorporate images, manuscripts, letters, photographs, maps, and poetry, and will engage in activities that will help make this era in our country’s history “come alive” for students through hand-on activities.
Registration is limited to the first 20 applicants for any date. Use form below. You will be notified by e-mail if your registration has been accepted.
For more information contact Susan Mordan at (202) 707–9203.
For more information, or to register by phone, call 202-707-9203.