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4th Annual Institute for Teachers

July 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am - July 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


The Leaders and the Land: Tidewater Virginia and the American Revolution

July 16-19, 2014

From the afternoon of July 16 through noon on July 19, 2014, teachers from across Virginia and the nation will have the opportunity to experience life on an 18th-century colonial plantation, Stratford Hall, on the Potomac River south of Washington, DC. The Stratford Hall Summer Institute will focus on Stratford Hall, the Lee family and the Atlantic world in the revolutionary period.  Topics of study will include slavery, politics of revolution in Virginia, domestic life, and the relationship of private life to public affairs of the American Revolution.


Applications are now being accepted from teachers of United States and Virginia studies and pre-service teachers. The costs that participants will have to cover are their transportation to and from Stratford and two evening meals.  To apply, please print out an  annual teacher institute 2014 application form and mail to Jon Bachman, Coordinator of Educational Events, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Rd., Stratford, VA 22558 or fax it to 804-493-0333.  Along with your application form, please send a short essay of 250+ words as to how this Institute may help you in classroom instruction at your grade level.

The application deadline is June 20, 2014; since the program is limited to 25 participants, applicants are urged to apply as soon as possible.

Earn Graduate Credit

The University of Richmond, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, offers an option for educators to earn 3 hours of graduate credit while attending the Stratford Hall Teachers Institute.  Earning graduate credit while attending the institute provides a unique opportunity for teachers to participate with other professionals in a dynamic professional development event while completing online course requirements that will be targeted for and relevant to their K-12 classroom while earning 30 license renewal points.  Download and complete the New Student Application/Registration and submit it to the School of Professional & Continuing Studies. Doing so will register you for this course.

The University of Richmond is honored to have educators consider earning graduate credit while attending this institute.  To show our appreciation for the work accomplished by school personnel, educators are eligible for our Teacher Professional Development Graduate Tuition Rate of TBD.  Make payments to the Bursar’s Office following the schedule posted on the Student Accounts page (controller.richmond.edu/tuition or contact the Bursar’s Office at 804-289-8147)

Please direct any inquiries about the Institute to Jon Bachman via email or call 804-493-1972.

The Lee Family and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution is sponsored by Mary Dell Pritzlaff and the Virginia Geographic Alliance.


July 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am
July 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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