Date: October 21, 2023 | 10:00-12:00 P.M.
Location: 1850 West Basin Dr. SW, Washington, D.C. 20242
Venue: FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial
Application Deadline: October 14, 2023
Early registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.
About the Teacher Workshop: Join Common Sense Society for a tour of Washington, D.C.’s monuments and memorials, led by CSS artist-in-residence Michael Curtis. Thanks to generous donor support, CSS is offering this Teacher Workshop to participants free of charge.
We will be looking at the FDR Memorial, the MLK Jr. Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. Led by Curtis, who has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums, including the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, the College for Creative Studies, and the National Gallery of Art, we will discuss Modernist and classical architecture and explore the different types of monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C.
This tour is a complement to CSS’s Teacher Workshop on September 27, wherein Curtis will introduce participants to CSS’s Architecture of Democracy curricular supplement (previewed here). To sign up for the September 27 Teacher Workshop, click here. We encourage participants to attend both the September 27 Teacher Workshop and the October 21 tour, but it is not required. These two programs are standalone events.
Who Should Attend: The Teacher Workshop is intended for educators at all levels but especially for middle school, high school, and homeschool educators seeking to cultivate higher levels of civic literacy. Educators who teach history, social studies, government, or economics are a natural fit for the Teacher Workshop, but the program also attracts educators with expertise in different content areas, including STEM, literature, and the performing arts. All educators, regardless of specialty, are encouraged to register and attend.
Details: This tour includes approximately one mile of walking, so we strongly recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
Questions regarding the Teacher Workshop can be directed to education programs manager Petria Hoffpauir at firstname.lastname@example.org.