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Hear Harold Holzer and other great speakers at Civil War Teacher Institute

Friday, 3/23/12

Did you know that the Emancipation Proclamation is approaching an anniversary?  On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which went into full effect on January 1, 1863. 

Prepare to teach this subject during its sesquicentennial through attendance at a unique three-credit summer teacher institute developed by the Civil War History Consortium of Philadelphia.  Running Sunday, June 24-Friday, June 30, it kicks off with keynote speaker Harold Holzer, chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.

The Institute, led by Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Randall Miller of St. Joseph's University, will use the rich resources of local archives and museums.  To learn more about the schedule, see our calendar.

The Institute is being offered through The Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts, with tuition payable to the University.  PIE offers discounts to UArts alumni and scholarships for teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.  Parking discounts also are available.The cost of the Institute covers three graduate credits; no course auditors allowed.  Register directly through PIE - course number ED 8121AC 01.


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