Teacher Institute

These focused workshops are developed for educators interested in digging deeper into how to best teach the legacies of slavery and the Underground Railroad, contemporary slavery and the triumph of the human spirit in their classrooms. This is a time to hear from scholars, professionals, and contemporary freedom heroes.

Lincoln and the Meaning of Emancipation-This series of educator workshops will be situating the Emancipation Proclamation from the British emancipation movement of the late 18th century to today's anti-slavery movements. Drawing on our extensive experience and networks of leading scholars and practitioners, the workshop will include speakers, both historians and activists in the field, and time for the development of classroom activities focused on this subject. 

January 17, 2014 - Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

February 20, 2014 - Slavery by Another Name

March 20, 2014 - A Second Emancipation: The 20th century Civil Rights Movement

April 17, 2014 - Modern Slavery and Trafficking: The Meaning of Emancipation in the 21st Century


Teaching Activism-Be immersed with resources and innovative pedagogies that will enhance instruction and help raise student achievement related to Freedom Summer. Participants will learn from Freedom Summer volunteers along with Miami University professors who have an extensive amount of expertise on the subject.

January & June 2014


For more information on all of our education programs, call 513.333.7570 or email