Teachers from around Virginia headed to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to learn more about history.
Teachers will be at the presidential library for a week to learn more about American history and how to better teach the subject in a classroom.
The program was designed to improve teachers' knowledge and appreciation of American history. That way, They can head back to the classroom to teach students what they learned.
This year, teachers are focusing on the United States during the 20th century. That time period covers Woodrow Wilson's role as president.
The institute also hosts visiting scholars to speak about their area of expertise.
“It's great to have those teachers here at Wilson's home and in this museum where they can see these beautiful exhibits and learn a lot more about Woodrow Wilson, who was a very important figure in American public policy,” said Director of Education at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Joel Hodson.
The library sees the week as a development opportunity for teachers to become better at what they do. The teachers are also learning about Staunton's history and are getting a look at some of the city's historic places while they are in the Valley.
The U.S. Department of Education funds the program and there are 25 teachers in the program this week.
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