Dr. Randy Fuller
Drury Associate Professor of English
Office: (417) 873-7220
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 8, 2010 – This summer, Drury University Associate Professor of English Randy Fuller will host two, week-long interactive civil war workshops for kindergarten through 12th grade teachers from around the nation.
The workshops, titled “Wilson’s Creek: How a Forgotten Battle Saved Missouri and Changed the Course of the Civil War,” will be held on Drury’s University’s campus and the historic Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
Workshops will run June 14 to 18 and June 21 to 25. Currently, 75 educators are signed up to participate.
Each morning, participants will take part in seminars with premier Civil War scholars including: John Stauffer, Harvard University; Lucas Morell, Washington & Lee; Angela Miller, Washington University; Shawn Alexander, Kansas University; and William Piston, Missouri State University.
In the afternoon, educators will travel outside the classroom to visit Wilson’s Creek’s museums, battle sites and library. On Wednesdays, participants will have the opportunity to see cannons fired and to handle other Civil War weaponry.
“We will uncover the significance of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek to the issues of race, slavery, and sectional identity that led to the Civil War,” Fuller says. “In the process, we will journey into the soul of America.”
Last fall, Fuller received $160,231 in grant money from the National Endowment for the Humanities to start the workshop.
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