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“The Civil War in Lincoln’s Washington” Summer Teacher Institute

Retrace Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps and explore mid-nineteenth-century Washington in “The Civil War in Lincoln’s Washington” Summer Teacher Institute with the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Join colleagues in a four-day exploration of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and the African American experience during the Civil War, using the nation’s capital as a backdrop. In addition to utilizing the extensive collection of portraits of Lincoln at the National Portrait Gallery, participants will also visit and work with educators at President Lincoln’s Cottage and Ford’s Theatre. The institute will be held July 8–11, 2013. Core-subject teachers for grades 4–12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies and English/language-arts teachers.

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Please direct queries to or 202-633-8503.

Application deadline is April 1, 2013.

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