July 24 - 25, 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Valley Forge National Historical Park
Course coordinator: Diana Berklich
Chief of Interpretation and Education at Valley Forge Park: Rhonda Shier
Tuition and fees = $478 (out-of-state residents higher)
Limit: 4 students
Teachers and students work together to read and write, investigate and illustrate the captivating stories revealed at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Through a variety of experiential learning activities highlighting history and literacy, children and adults meet with content experts, research primary source documents, and craft creative compositions for a Young Writers/Young Readers Anthology. Living history demonstrations, ranger led walks, and the park's behind-the-scenes museum collection will captivate and inspire participants. In this one credit, two-day course elementary teachers partner with children for learning activities in the morning. In the afternoon, teachers reflect, review, and develop best practices that can be incorporated into classroom curriculum and implemented during field trips to the park.
This course is offered in connection with a partnership of the "Park for Every Classroom" project and the National Writing Project.
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