The Institute’s one-day workshops held at historic sites around the country provide opportunities for teachers to expand their knowledge of the American Revolution, discuss strategies for teaching the subject with historians and fellow educators, and explore the Institute’s classroom resources. Instruction focuses on a specific theme related to the American Revolution, often connected to the history of the region where the workshop is held. Each workshop consists of a lecture on the chosen theme by an invited scholar, presentations by Institute staff on related classroom resources drawing on our collections, and a guided tour of the host site connecting the local history to themes explored in the workshop. Workshops are free to educators. Participating teachers receive confirmation of professional development hours.

The Institute also participates in annual conferences sponsored by national and state organizations such as the National Conference for the Social Studies and the National Council for History Education, as well as their regional and state affiliates. Registration, fees, and the conferral of professional development credits for these events are managed by the respective organizations.


Upcoming Workshops


Upcoming Conferences


For more information, contact:

Stacia Smith
Director of Education
202.785.2040 x416