Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Teacher Workshop Opportunity at the Winston Churchill Memorial Library

I am always amazed at the number of high quality professional development opportunities we have as social studies teachers. This year I hope to spread the word about more of these opportunities. Some of these will be regional, such as the posting today, and others will be open to anyone regardless of your physical location.

Today's item is from the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library located in Fulton, Missouri on the campus of Westminster College. It is an excellent museum and I highly recommend it to any history teacher. Today I'm sharing some information on an upcoming teacher workshop at the museum.

A one-day Teacher Breakout Workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at fhe Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States, located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO.

This event is open to any 4th or 5th grade teacher. The cost is $5.00, including lunch, and enrollment is limited to 20 teachers.

The first of three professional development workshops, the Elementary School session, will provide in-depth training about the museum’s education curriculum specific to the 4th and 5th grade classrooms, including both the onsite and outreach programs. Subjects touched upon on the elementary level include Geography, Social Studies and Communication Arts. We will offer professional development credit.

Upcoming workshops are Middle School Teachers – Saturday, December 13, and High School Teachers – Saturday, March 21. Our 3-day teacher workshop is June 25-27.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mandy Crump, Education/Public Programs Coordinator, at 573-592-6242 or

The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States is located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO, the site of Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech. The Memorial was founded in 1969 to honor the life and legacy of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. It is housed within the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 12th century church from the middle of London, redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677 and relocated to Fulton in 1969. The Undercroft of this beautiful and historic Wren church is a museum filled with a priceless treasury of artifacts and information relating to the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill.
The Churchill Memorial is open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is Adults: $6.00; Senior Citizens, AAA and AARP members: $5.00; Youth (12-18): $4.00; College Students: $4.00; Children (6-11): $3.00; and Children (5 and under): free.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Thanks for posting this for us! It's always nice to have the support from Missouri teachers and other community members. :)

    All the best,
    Education/Public Programs Coordinator
    Winston Churchill Memorial & Library