2015 Williamsburg Teacher Institute Scholarships

During six-day sessions on location in Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding area, 25 participants and a Master Teacher engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. Teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with historians, meet character interpreters and become part of the story in The Revolutionary City. Throughout each day, teachers work collaboratively with Colonial Williamsburg staff and Master Teachers to examine interactive teaching techniques and develop instructional materials that bring history to life in the classroom.

There are scholarships available for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

Elementary school sessions focus on the daily life of colonial Virginians and the transition from subject to citizen that occurs during the revolutionary period. Teachers will be immersed in hands-on activities at Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown that highlight the stories of the people living during this period.

Middle school sessions examine how the concept of American identity began in the colonial period and continues to evolve and transform with each generation. Through inquiry-based analysis of primary sources while visiting Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown and Richmond, teachers explore how that identity influenced American citizens to shape and change the Republic through the 1860s.

High school sessions study civics through the lens of American history by examining the idea that citizens are in a constant debate over the proper balance between essential American values. Teachers will learn to inspire active citizenship by exploring these enduring themes and making connections to present-day issues during visits to Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond.


2015 Elementary School Programs:

Colonial to Early Nation Period (1607—1783)

  • June 8-14, 2015
  • June 9-15, 2015
  • June 16-22, 2015
  • June 23-29, 2015
  • June 29-July 5, 2015
  • June 30-July 6, 2015
  • July 7-13, 2015
  • July 14-20, 2015
  • July 21-27, 2015
  • July 29-August 3, 2015
  • July 29-August 2, 2015 

Institute in American History and Content Literacy

  • July 21-27, 2015

2015 Middle School Program:

  • June 15-21, 2015
  • July 6-12, 2015
  • July 20-26, 2015 
  • August 3 - 9, 2015 

2015 High School Program:

  • June 22-28, 2015
  • July 13-19, 2015

Each teacher will receive a scholarship that covers:

Admission to all program activities
Room (double occupancy) and meals
$100 stipend for educational materials
Transportation to/from Williamsburg (amount may vary from no stipend to partial or full travel stipends)
Teacher resource materials

Applications must be received in our office on or before December 31, 2014