Washington DC and surrounding areas: Civil War
Content Specialist: Dr. Jeff Nokes
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.
- Historic Tredegar
- American Civil War Museum
- White House of the Confederacy
- Petersburg National Battlefield
- National Archives Museum
- Arlington National Cemetery
Apply for Field Study
Apply as Individual
Utah educators, grades 5-12, who specialize in American History are welcome to apply as an individual participant. Applicants must have a continuing contract for the 2017-2018 school year...... and may not have participated in a Driven 2 Teach field study since 2015.Apply as Individual
Apply as Team
Utah educators, grades 5-12, who specialize in American history or historical literature may apply as a collaborative team. Each team member must have a continuing contract for the 2017-2018 school year...... and may not have participated in a Driven 2 Teach field study since 2015.Apply as Team
Dr. Jeff Nokes
Professor of Pedagogy
Jeff Nokes is an associate professor in the History Department at BYU where he works with prospective history and social studies teachers. Jeff taught for 14 years in the Jordan School District at Elk Ridge Middle School and Bingham High School, where the students selected him as the most inspirational teacher in 2005. He was named Utah’s Outstanding High School History Teacher that same year by the Utah Council for the Social Studies. Jeff’s research interests include history teaching, democratic instructional methods, and nurturing secondary students’ historical literacies using primary sources. His publications include Building Students’ Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence and numerous research articles associated with history teaching. His most recent work is the book, Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents, that he co-authored with his partner, Jay Buckley.
Hadyn B. Call
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 Education 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.