The Society of Colonial Wars in Louisiana has named New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy teacher, Alexis Long, as one of the 2013 Colonial Williamsburg scholarship recipients. The Society of Colonial Wars in Louisiana is an organization made up of descendants of the American Colonies, and formed to commemorate events in Colonial History from the formation of Jamestown in 1607 to the Battle of Lexington in 1775. Many thanks for the leadership and support of Colonial Wars member Cliff Jackson, who coordinates the selection of Louisiana teachers to participate in the renowned Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.
The Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute is an eight-day immersion program in Williamsburg, Virginia, and is designed for those who teach U.S. history and government. Teachers sleep in Colonial houses, eat in the taverns, interact with costumed interpreters and take classes with historians on topics from 18th century court proceedings to gender roles. It pushes teachers to use primary sources and to ask open-ended questions of their students.
Mrs. Long, a Civics teacher at New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy, has taught for four years and is currently completing her first year at NOMMA. New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy is a college preparatory high school which requires all students to participate in MCJROTC. For more information about NOMMA visit their website www.nomma.net.
PICTURED IN PHOTO: Mr. Cliff Jackson, Society of Colonial Wars of Louisiana, congratulates Ms. Alexis Long, Civics Teacher from New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy on her selection for the 2013 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.e to edit.