Civil War

Richmond VA, Washington D.C & surrounding areas

National Archives
National Archives
--> Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
African American History Museum
African American History Museum
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol

June 10-16

Content Specialist: Matt Mason
Pedagogy Specialist: Hadyn B. Call

The Larry H. Miller Education Project and Zions Bank will sponsor a seven-day Driven2Teach field study to Richmond, Virginia where we will visit the White House of the Confederacy, The Museum of the Confederate Soldier, Petersburg and the Battle of the Crater, and other sites which will provide a southern viewpoint on the “War of Northern Aggression”. Then we will travel to several historic Civil War battlefields such as Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Antietam on the way to Gettysburg. In Gettysburg we will tour the battlefield and the cemetery where the Gettysburg Address was given. We will end up in Washington, D.C. where we will enjoy a Constitution in Action lab at the National Archives and where we will see the original Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We will also visit Ford’s Theater, Arlington National Cemetery, and tour the new African-American History museum and other sites on the National Mall.

Participants will need to be in excellent physical condition as there will be a good deal of walking involved in Richmond, on the battle fields, and in Washington DC. Participants will also be expected to attend pre- and post- seminar meetings, read and discuss several scholarly academic texts, historical novels and pedagogical publications and resources. Participants will also receive curriculum resources from sites visited and are expected to return to the classroom as teacher mentors in their school community.

Boston to Philadelphia map


  • Historic Tredegar
  • American Civil War Museum
  • White House of the Confederacy
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Gettysburg
  • Fredericksburg
  • National Archives Museum
  • Arlington National Cemetery

Apply for Field Study

Apply as Individual

Utah educators, grades 5th and 8th are welcome to apply as an individual participant. Applicants must have a continuing contract for the 2018-2019 school year...... and may not have participated in a Driven 2 Teach field study since 2016.

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Matthew Mason

Matt Mason

Professor Of History

Matthew E. Mason is an associate professor of history at BYU. He received his PhD in history from the University of Maryland in 2002, and started at BYU in fall 2003 after a year at Eastern Michigan University. He teaches a variety of courses on the history of slavery, early America, and Britain. He has published articles in a variety of journals of national and international reach. He has written two books: Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic (2006); and Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett (2016). He has co-edited books including John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery: Selections from the Diary (2017); and Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation (2008). He lives in Springville with his wife Stacie and daughters Emily (born 1999), Hannah (born 2001), and Rachel (born 2006).

Jeff Nokes

Hadyn B. Call

Pedagogy Specialist

With over a decade of experience as an educator, Hadyn B. Call has taught social studies courses at Utah State University (USU), Viewmont High School, and Millcreek Junior High. As a Ph.D. candidate at USU, he is currently working on his dissertation, “A Case Study of the Driven 2 Teach Program: Site-based Experiential Professional Development for History Teachers.” He has an M.A. in History from USU, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Weber State University (WSU), and a B.A. in History from WSU. Hadyn has presented at state, national, and international history and social studies conferences. He has published articles in local journals such as the Armillary and the Utah Historical Review, as well as in the Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies, the Material Culture Review, and the Journal of Advances in Education Research. Hadyn has been involved with the Driven 2 Teach program since 2009 as a participant, an assistant instructor, and a pedagogy specialist.