Session 1: June 26–July 1, 2016 or Session 2: July 31–August 5, 2016

Explore the Civil War through the lives of soldiers who left their mark in Northern Virginia landmarks now known as “Civil War Graffiti Houses.”

Learn how to use the history of ordinary individuals to personalize the history of the Civil War and make it powerful to students. During the week, you will:

  • Visit Blenheim House, Ben Lomond Historic Site, and Graffiti House (Brandy Station), and the cemeteries, monuments, and battlefields of Gettysburg;
  • Research the life of one graffiti soldier at the National Archives;
  • Learn from leading scholars in the fields of Civil War history and digital history;
  • Participate in hands-on workshops in photography, digital mapping, and online exhibit building; and
  • Develop strategies to bring these experiences back to your classroom.

For more information, please contact:
Stephen Robertson
Director
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
George Mason University
srober30@gmu.edu
703.993.4524