Teacher Workshops

Upcoming Teacher Workshops:

Please check back soon for information on our workshop in Summer 2024.

 

Previous Teacher Workshops:

Beyond Emancipation: The Struggle for Civil Rights

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Following the Civil War, Congress faced the challenge of integrating millions of formerly enslaved people who now had legal rights in America. Teachers will examine this critical moment in American history by assuming the roles of members of Congress and making their own decisions about the future of American civil rights.

This workshop is presented by the Capitol Visitor Center Exhibits and Education Division, in partnership with the House of Representatives Office of Art and Archives. 

Beyond Emancipation: The Struggle for Civil Rights

Monday, June 21, 2021

Following the Civil War, Congress faced the challenging process of integrating millions of formerly enslaved people – who never possessed legal rights of their own. To understand this critical moment of American history, teachers will take on the roles of members of Congress and have the opportunity to make their own decisions about the future of civil rights in the United States.

Woman’s Suffrage: Personal Expression as Political Action

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed all American women the right to vote. Our workshop considers the relationship between Congress and the suffragists, highlighting the ways that women gained social and political support through fashion, art and media. Participating teachers will explore how individual acts of personal expression inspired a political movement.

Uncovering the Hidden and Lost 
Exploring Historic Neighborhoods using Primary Sources

Saturday, April 6, 2019

As the cornerstone was being laid in 1793, the U.S. Capitol became the epicenter of the new federal city’s design. Streets, businesses and houses began to radiate out from Capitol Hill, and the landscape began to change. In today’s bustling, modern D.C., it can be difficult to find glimpses of original Capitol Hill features.

For information and resources related to teacher workshops, please email education@visitthecapitol.gov.

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