Education 150 is a three-phased initiative carried out for the first time from 2012 through 2013 and is being reintroduced by the Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg College in 2014. The initiative aims to engage a new generation of educators and youth in the relevancy of the Civil War, particularly Gettysburg, to their lives today through direct experience.
Fifty language arts and social studies teachers from under served and middle schools will be invited to Gettysburg to take part in the fully-funded Richard Bartol, Jr. Educators’ Conference where they will be equipped with teaching tools, custom lesson-plans and expert support to take back to their schools and districts.
Gettysburg will become an outdoor classroom when teachers who attended the Bartol Conference bring a class to Gettysburg for a field trip with the help of funding from generous donors. Students are able to see history come to life at Gettysburg National Military Park and throughout Gettysburg.
Teachers who took part in phase 1 of Education 150 will nominate incoming high school freshmen whom they see to be a leader among their peers, to Youth Quest, a 4-day student leadership experience to be held the summer of 2015 at Gettysburg College.
Education 150 has been made possible by:
The David Bruce Smith Education Initiative of
The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
The Hershey Company
The IFC Foundation