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Benefits & Responsibilities

Participant Benefits

  • Expenses will be paid for conference sessions, most meals, lodging and materials. A travel stipend will be provided.
  • Conference chiefly aligns with Common Core principles, as well as various state curriculum standards and NCSS.
  • Letter of Certification for CEU credits.
  • Customized box of teaching documents, Civil War content knowledge and lesson plans created on site with small groups and master teachers.
  • Master Teacher support on-site and post conference.
  • Field trips to include tours of Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Soldiers’ National Cemetery, David Wills House and other locations.
  • Inspiration from multiple prominent Civil War scholars and National Park Service educators and historians.
  • Some funding for post-conference field trips will be provided.

Participant Responsibilities

  • Complete all pre-conference readings.
  • Participate in online discussions, forums and activities pre- & post-conference.
  • Attend and actively engage in all sessions.
  • Return to school and share curriculum/lessons with students.
  • Return to district and share curriculum/lessons with teachers.
  • After the conference, demonstrate how lesson plans and materials have been used in the classroom.
  • Commit to return to Gettysburg with your class for a field trip during the 2014/2015 school year, utilizing skills and lesson plans from previous workshop. (Limited field trip funding will be available.)
  • Commit to nominating two outstanding students to apply for Youth Quest, a 4-day student leadership camp to be held during the summer of 2015 at Gettysburg College. (Scholarships are available.)


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