Colonial Williamsburg (prev #: EDU-592H)

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Teachers Attending the Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute of Colonial Williamsburg Week-Long Program

Designed for elementary and secondary school U.S. history, social studies, and civics/government teachers, these intensive week-long sessions immerse participants in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. The Institute experience provides:

  • Primary source-centered, standards-based historical content
  • Inclusive approach to analyzing people and events of the past from multiple perspectives
  • Innovative, engaging teaching strategies to bring history to life in the classroom
  • Immersive experiences throughout the Historic Area and with character interpreters with suggested classroom applications
  • Collaborative idea sharing with Colonial Williamsburg educators and fellow teachers
  • Classroom-ready instructional resources, including lesson plans, primary sources, and media through the Bob & Marion Wilson Educator Resource Library

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for participants who have already completed their onsite week-long Teacher Institute sessions in Williamsburg.




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What You Will Learn

Elementary School Sessions: A Multifaceted American Heritage: Colonization, Conflict, and Compromise (1607–1781)

  • Describe how American Indians, Europeans, and Africans interacted with one another during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in ways that continue to shape and define America’s economic, cultural, and political heritage
  • Examine the rights, roles, influence, and agency of different populations within eighteenth-century Virginia based on social level, gender, and ethnicity
  • Identify and analyze significant seventeenth- and eighteenth-century economic, political, and social events that led to American independence from Great Britain
  • Use techniques that develop students' abilities to apply higher level critical thinking skills by using primary and secondary sources, artifacts, and digital resources

Secondary School Sessions: Evolving Perspectives on American Identity: Resistance, Revolution, and Reform (1607–1870)

  • Chart the evolution of American identity from British colonization to the Revolutionary War and through the U.S. Civil War and the Fifteenth Amendment to make connections to the present-day United States
  • Evaluate how historical events from 1607 to 1870 have impacted American identity
  • Encourage civil discourse utilizing the diverse and multiple perspectives of those impacted by the creation of the American nation
  • Effectively apply instructional strategies using primary and secondary sources to reach diverse learners


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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