Why is it that a century-and-a-half after the guns went silent at Appomattox Court House, Americans still find themselves arguing and debating about the Civil War? What does this say about where we are as a nation in 2016? Join noted historian John Hennessy and noted history educator James Percoco along with staff of the Civil War Trust and Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership on a tour of Manassas National Battlefield. This clinic will examine how to avoid the pitfalls and minefields of the contested memory of the American Civil War, while exploring the site of the first major land battle of that war. Participants will receive a copy of Hennessey’s The First Battle of Manassas: An End to Innocence, July 18-21, 1861, and a list of related web sites, articles, and resources from which to engage students when discussing issues such as the Confederate Battle Flag and Confederate War Memorials. This clinic is aligned with the Common Core and the National Standards for United States History. Registration fees include all transportation and lunch costs as well as content materials and resources.
Fee: $80 for members and nonmembers