Civil War Institute in Chattanooga


The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) will be conducting a teacher institute in Chattanooga from 8:00am Friday, 20 July through 1:00pm Sunday, 22 July 2007.  There   will be a combination of content sessions, teaching strategy sessions,  receptions, meals, and tours of the Chattanooga area battlefields.  Teachers are responsible for their own room and travel, but meals are included in the program.  There is a $50 refundable registration deposit, but there is no other registration cost.  The Read House Hotel will be the site of the activities.   

A mixture of methods and content knowledge will be presented at the institute.  The purpose of the program is not to provide a series of lectures; rather, our goal is to help teachers find practical, usable classroom ideas to boost your students’ skill and motivation.   

And, you will have the opportunity to network with teachers from across the country.  Eminent historians James I. Robertson, Jr., and William C. Davis will be featured at this event.  Dr. Robertson is a prominent author as well as Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Mr. Davis is the author or editor of more than 40 books in the fields of Civil War and Southern history who was featured on   the A&E network series Civil War Journal.


To date, workshops include Dancing the Civil War, Southern Newspapers, Making Local Connections, The Navies, Country Music and the Civil War, Controversy and the Causes of the Civil War, Patrick Cleburne, Textbook Strategies for Struggling Readers, and Period Perspectives on Slavery’s End.  Field trip choices include either Chickamauga or Lookout Mountain.


To register or obtain further information, contact Jen Rosenberry at or call 301.665.1400 X 204.


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