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3rd Annual Summer Educator Institute – Revolutionary Ideals: Engaging the American Revolution from the Past to the Present

June 1, 2023 - June 2, 2023

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is proud to offer its Summer Educator Institute, an immersive, experiential professional development program, designed to provide social studies teachers an opportunity to engage with scholars in research, critical analysis, and study at the Heritage Foundation. This year, our Summer Educator Institute Revolutionary Ideals gives participating educators:

  • A collaborative environment, facilitated by discussions with leading public history scholars, a group field trip excursion, and break-out sessions.
  • Toolkit is designed to bolster their understanding of local history, build resources for their classrooms, and contribute to our upcoming online resources through the Heritage Foundation Digital Classroom.
  • Tackling interdisciplinary topics tied to the American Revolution, the early republic, the creation of townscapes, and the continuing conversation on “all men are created equal” focused on its legacies today, as we approach the nation’s 250th anniversary.
  • Share their experiences by becoming ambassadors to their students and fellow educators through conversations about collective history and culture of Williamson County linked to Tennessee and the United States.

The Summer Educator Institute offers educators a content-rich program taught by nationally recognized scholars. This year, our program involves concentrated immersion in the American Revolution – revolutionary ideals – and its legacies on local history, preservation, and community engagement, fostering the impassioned exchange of ideas among the scholars and educators. We seek to bring nationally recognized speakers and scholars, who present cutting-edge curriculum and research to educators, building upon current and new strategies for teaching history in the classroom.

The Foundation’s 38-year-old Heritage Classroom provides educators and students with engaging curricula that meet all local, state, and national Standards for history education, creating dynamic online resources, providing traveling interpretive exhibits for immersive classroom experiences.

  • Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023, | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm at The Franklin Theatre & Friday, June 2, 2023, | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the History and Culture Center


June 1, 2023
June 2, 2023
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Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN


The Franklin Theatre
419 Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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