Special Announcement for Northern Neck Social Studies, History and Geography Teachers





Media Contact:Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (April 30, 2014) –Northern Neck teachers of United States history, geography and Virginia studies are encouraged to apply nowfor a fellowship for the 4th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers to be held at Stratford Hall on July 16-19, 2014.The institute is open to middle and secondary teachers, college faculty and pre-service. The application deadline is June 20, 2014; since the program is limited to 25 participants, applicants are urged to apply as soon as possible.Each participant will receive a Mary Dell Pritzlaff fellowship, which means that the institute will be expense free, with the exception of getting to Stratford Hall and the cost of two evening meals off-site.

Institute Overview:


Experience land and life on an 18th-century plantation on the Potomac River and view revolutionary era history and geography through the lives of Virginia planters, farmers, and enslaved Africans. Gain practical knowledge of pre-Revolutionary Tidewater Virginia: the persons, places and forces that helped shape the course of the American Revolution. Expect everything to be related to the Virginia Standards of Learning and the National Standards. The program will consist of (1) content-rich lectures, (2) field excursions to sites on and off the plantation, and (3) classroom application sessions. No one can go back in time, but you can learn from the places where history was made–the preserved and reconstructed landscapes of times past–and the documented evidence of the people who were the building blocks of our nation. At the end of the institute, each participant will received a certificate recommending 30 recertification points. Teachers may also enroll for three graduate level credits offered by the University of Richmond.


Teachers who wish to take the course for 3 hours of graduate level credit may do so through the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies for an additional fee. Complete the UR Summer School Application Form by visiting the 2014 Teacher Summer Institute online. 

To apply:  

Use the following link https://www.stratfordhall.org/event/4th-annual-institute-for-teachers/ or go to www.StratfordHall.org, go to “Events” and go to July.


About the program should be directed to: Jon Bachman by email at

jbachman@stratfordhall.org, or by calling 804-493-1972.