Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
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              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate


    Bringing Social Studies to


A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          

5th Grade Teachers Offered Opportunity to Experience History at Colonial Williamsborg

04 Mar 2013 12:52 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)
2013 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute for Riverside and San Bernardino County 5th Grade Teachers in Williamsburg, Virginia, June 30 – July 6, 2013
2013 CWTI Application all.doc
Once again, Riverside and San Bernardino County fifth grade teachers are being offered the opportunity to attend the nationally recognized Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute held in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, during the summer. Selection is competitive. Designed to prepare fifth grade teachers to teach American history under the guidelines of the State of California’s History-Social Science Framework and Content Standards, this intensive eight-day institute will immerse participants in early American history at places where some of its most important events took place. Instruction and interpretation will be provided by resident historians and by educators from the staff of Colonial Williamsburg and other sites.

The Williamsburg Foundation will provide transportation, room and board, and give accommodations for teachers on track during the dates of the Institute. This opportunity is being made by generous donors from throughout the state who see the importance of California teachers having in-depth understandings of the principles of the beginnings of our democracy. Our two counties have been given places for eight (8) teachers to attend.

Teachers must complete an application that includes a current résumé, a recommendation from their school principal, a general letter of support, and a history lesson plan. Applicants must address the questions included on the application. A teacher may join with another fifth grade teacher from their school district and apply as a team, but each teacher must fill out an individual application and will be considered individually. Participating teachers will be expected to develop units of study based on their week in Williamsburg and to teach them in their classrooms during the 2013-14 school year. They are also expected to offer a professional development session to their colleagues.
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