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This summer, John Tyler Community College, in partnership with Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, is offering students an opportunity to study Civil War and Reconstruction through a class that combines online learning with tours and hands-on activities at Pamplin Historical Park. The 3 college credit Teacher’s Institute is being offered twice during the Summer 2015 semester.

Learn new teaching methods, activities, and strategies to use in the classroom that will engage students as they learn about slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Exchange ideas with colleagues from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences. Tour area sites and realize the wealth of educational resources available in central Virginia. Discover ways to make history dynamic, meaningful, and alive in your classroom.

Interested in signing up for the Civil War Teacher’s Institute?
Registration for Tyler’s summer classes begins April 6.
Students may sign up online at or in-person at the Admissions and Records office at Tyler’s Chester or Midlothian campuses.
Class tuition must be paid by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the week you register. See for Tyler’s current tuition rates
Once signed up for the Tyler class, students must also register with the Pamplin Historical Park, and pay a separate fee of $150.
Not currently a student at Tyler? Visit and select “Apply Now” to complete an application for admission. There is no fee to apply.

The institute will be conducted at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Virginia, and will include a guided bus tour of area Civil War sites.

Participants may stay at the Holiday Inn Petersburg North - Fort Lee or Hampton Inn Petersburg - Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights (15 minutes from the Park) at discounted rates.
Tell the booking agent you are with the “Pamplin Historical Park Summer Institute” to get these rates.

Hampton Inn Hampton Inn Petersburg - Southpark Mall: 804-520-7333
Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Petersburg North - Fort Lee: 804-520-5880

For more information about the Civil War Teacher's Institute, please contact Dr. Mikell Brown at or Dr. Marty Brooks at

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