The American Revolution Institute Master Teachers Seminar is a week-long residential program for teachers focusing on the events and legacy of the American Revolution. The Master Teachers Seminar is held each summer at Anderson House, the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati located in Washington, D.C. The seminar includes a series of morning lectures and discussions about teaching the Revolution, followed by afternoon sessions working with the rich resources in the Institute’s library and museum collections to develop lesson plans on specific aspects of the American Revolution. The best of those lessons—credited to their authors—will be published on the Institute website. Teachers chosen to participate in the seminar will receive a stipend for travel to and from Washington, D.C., and be treated to meals and lodging at Anderson House. Additionally, each participant will receive a letter documenting sixty hours of professional development.
Each year the seminar has a dedicated theme, such as the American Revolution as a global event; in 2019, our seminar’s focus was the topic of independence.