COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 44

August 27, 2002

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Teaching With Historic Places: A Workshop for Teachers

 

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources, in cooperation with the Preservation Alliance of Virginia, will present a one-day continuing education workshop for teachers and curriculum specialists on September 22, 2002. This professional development opportunity will be held at the Radisson Hotel in the City of Richmond, and is entitled Teaching with Historic Places: A Workshop for Teachers. This seminar will introduce teachers and curriculum specialists to a broad range of educational materials and approaches that have been developed, in part, by Virginias historic sites and museums, the National Park Service, the Department of Historic Resources, and the Virginia Historical Society. The workshop will support the Standards of Learning for teaching history and the social sciences. The meeting will include panel presentations and guided tours of the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site and Tuckahoe Plantation where Thomas Jefferson received his early education.

 

Attached, you will find an agenda for the workshop. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Robert A. Carter, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, at (804) 367-2323 ext. 105, or at bcarter@dhr.state.va.us.

 

 

JLD/BMT/shs

 

Attachment

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/administrators/principals_memos/2002/ems044a.pdf