The Chairman for the California Society Valley Forge Teacher Scholarship Award Program is Bob Taylor.
This award is open to all 5th Grade Elementary School Teachers, 8th Grade and High School American History Teachers, either public, private or parochial who teach the American Revolution. The selected teachers (up to two each year) will receive a trip to the Summer Graduate Teacher Workshop related to the American Revolution presented by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. (The chosen workshop will be the one most closely related to the American Revolution.) The Award, valued up to $2,150 includes tuition, room and board*, and transportation expenses (up to $500.00). (*meals are provided when on-campus only; meals for off-campus visits to workshop sites are not included.)
Below is the description of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Graduate Teacher program for 2023:
American Revolution: South
09 – 14 July 2023
Academic Director: Mr. Arch Hunter
This workshop features field studies and tours of:
- Valley Forge National Park
- Mount Vernon tour & Education Center
- Yorktown Victory Center
- Historic Jamestown National Park
- Alamance Battleground
- Guilford Courthouse
- Buford Massacre Site (Battle of Waxhaws)
- Revolutionary War Center
- Camden Battlefield
- Kings Mountain National Military Park
- Cowpens Battlefield
Sunday: Travel day – please plan to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in time for the 2:15 pm or 5:15 shuttle to the campus, which is no cost. Teachers will be responsible for transportation to the campus otherwise. Dinner will be provided on campus following the welcome and orientation.
Monday: Following a tour of the Valley Forge National Park, you will travel south by motor coach to Mount Vernon.
Tuesday: Visits to Yorktown and Jamestown.
Wednesday: Visit Burlington and Greensboro, NC – Alamance Battleground and Guilford Courthouse.
Thursday: Visit sites in South Carolina (Lancaster, Camden and Blacksburg) – Buford Massacre Site, Revolutionary War Center, Camden Battlefield, Kings Mountain.
Friday: Day starts in Gaffney with Cowpens Battlefield before departing home from Charlotte (CLT) airport. Estimated arrival at airport 3:30 PM.
NOTE: Information is subject to change.