Ed Ayers teaching high school teachers about the South

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While summer is often believed to be a time of rest and relaxation for K-12 teachers, more than two dozen high school teachers from 20 states will spend next week as students of"The South in American History," a course taught by University of Richmond president Edward L. Ayers. The course is part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The course will cover the Colonial period, Civil War and the 20th Century, with students visiting Jamestown, the Slave Trail in Richmond (including Lumpkin's Jail and the Negro Burial Grounds,) the Drewery's Bluff Civil War site and the Robert R. Moton homeplace and museum in Prince Edward County.

The students will be asked to develop an audio podcast about one of the places visited, using iPods provided by the university. Students will present their podcasts to the class at the end of the course.

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