Latrisha Dukes, a teacher from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, has been selected to participate in the Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Program.
Dukes, a teacher of gifted resources for Pooler Elementary and East Broad Street K-8 schools, was one of just 25 teachers selected nationwide as a fellows program participant.
The summer institute will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 13 to July 18.
For several years, Dukes participated in the SCCPSS Teaching American History Grant Program and credits this experience with awakening her intense interest in American history. “I want to help my students become Civil War enthusiasts like myself,” Dukes said. “The program will help me bring new and exciting instructional methods into the classroom.”
Hosted by the Civil War Washington Consortium: Ford’s Theatre Society; Frederick Douglass National Historic Site; Tudor Place Historic House and Garden and President Lincoln’s Cottage, the program is designed to give participants an in-depth study of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the city of Washington during the Civil War.
The selected teachers will participate in several sessions, including those that enhance the delivery of content-driven experiential learning adventures designed to bring history to life through dramatic reenactments. Participants will also be exposed to an array of virtual tours including an oratory skills segment that will showcase the speeches of Lincoln and Douglas.