What You Learn

Over six days, participants will study various aspects of the Cold War such as issues related to capitalism and communism, Korea, McCarthyism, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Ronald Reagan’s impact on ending the Cold War. Each day will consist of lectures and discussions led by top historians, economists, and other scholars.

Sessions will engage teachers by modeling a variety of pedagogical practices that will integrate into their individual classrooms such as primary source analysis, Socratic seminar, artifact investigation, and demonstrating an understanding of course content by creating sample lessons and classroom activities.

Seminar activities will also incorporate reflective practice through discussion, short analytic responses, and group presentations. Participants will be able to connect classroom applications as a site visit will be taken to Washington D.C. where we will explore the Victims of Communism Museum, the Korean War Veterans Memorial,  Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more!

Program participants will also interact with a Vietnam-era Medal of Honor recipient, who will share his experiences of the Cold War. A master teacher will provide instruction on the Medal of Honor Character Development Program curriculum and digital tools developed by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

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Scholarships & Travel Stipends

Scholarships are available for every accepted applicant.

We know the powerful difference access to this experience makes in the life of a teacher and, in turn, the lives and experiences of their students.

This unprecedented opportunity is made possible because of our generous donors and partners. Because of our donors, our scholarship program removes the financial barriers of access to continuing education.

Travel stipends may be also be available upon program acceptance. For more information on travel stipend availability contact us at grad@ffvf.org.

Accreditation

Credit hours and costs vary per seminar. All participants will receive a certificate for the hours of professional development completed, regardless of registering for grad credit. Please contact Freedoms Foundation’s Education Department to find out more.

What teachers are saying about our program

“I was amazed by the excellent quality of speakers and extremely well-run program. This was one of the strongest professional development seminars I have attended. I cannot wait to bring my newfound knowledge to my students.”

– Mandy

“After a year of uncertainty, it was nice to be back around educators who share a love of history like I do. I made new friends, saw new places, and I am forever thankful for that.”

– Thomas

“The seminar helped renew my energy and drive. I look forward to using the resources I obtained and introducing over 600 students to the lessons provided.”

– Melaney

“After a school year like no other, it was amazing to be invigorated with new ways to engage my students in historical context.”

– Kevin

“The seminar was an extremely rewarding experience. The information that was taught and shared helped me further my own knowledge and education, and it also helped me come up with pedagogical material to use in my U.S. government classes.”

– Tabitha

FAQs

Cost

How much does it cost?

Individual teacher seminars start at $1,500. A majority of teachers qualify for financial assistance through scholarships and travel stipends. Freedoms Foundation can assist you in identifying the sponsorships available. Contact us today.

General

What types of seminars are available?

Freedoms Foundation offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of the modern educator. Seminars at the Valley Forge campus focus on compelling subjects such as the First Amendment, War on Terror, World War II, and Constitutional Convention and Ratification. Our traveling workshop covers the American Revolution South. 

Are courses accredited?

Credit hours and costs vary per seminar. All participants will receive a certificate for the hours of professional development completed, regardless of registering for grad credit. Please contact Freedoms Foundation’s Education Department to find out more.

When do applications open?

Applications will open to Joshua Chamberlain League members on November 21, 2022 and to the public on December 1, 2022.

When will I receive notification of my acceptance?

The first round of acceptance notifications will begin on or before February 28, 2023. Subsequent acceptances will be processed on a rolling basis. Please direct questions to grad@ffvf.org.

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