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June 13, 2014

Contact: Amanda Pritchett
Historical Interpreter
Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma Civil War Teachers' Institute

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Historical Society announces the Oklahoma Civil War Teachers' Institute, set for July 16-18, 2014, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

The OHS will host the Teachers' Institute to explore the war's impact on Indian Territory as part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration that will be observed through 2015. Conference participants will visit important landmarks of the war, including Fort Gibson Historic Site, Honey Springs Battlefield, the George M. Murrell Home and more. Facilitators for the event include education staff from the Oklahoma Historical Society and Northeastern State University. Oklahoma teachers will explore nontraditional classroom Civil War experiences, as well as field trips, interactive activities and other items to share with students.

Teachers will each receive an extensive resource kit with classroom activities and lesson guides. The cost for the program is $100 per person and includes all materials and meals. A limit of 15 Oklahoma teachers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.okcivilwar.org to apply for the institute or call 918-456-2751 for more information.

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