Christine EspositoChristine Esposito is a gifted specialist at Walker Upper Elementary School in Charlottesville City Public Schools. Previously, she taught history and language arts at Walker. She participated in the Virginia Experiment and America on the World Stage Teaching American History Projects (2007-2011) . Her projects included Mapping the Constitutional Convention, Using Primary Sources in the Classroom, and Comparing the English Civil Wars and the American Revolution. and is currently participating in a program entitled When We Were British, sponsored by the Virginia and North Carolina Geographic Societies and the British National Archive looking at place and identity in colonial America. She won the 2009 Gilder-Lehrman History Teacher of the Year for the state of Virginia. Christine co-authored From Jamestown to Appomattox: Mapping US History with GIS with Chris Bunin. Her instructional interests include making history relevant and interesting, using Twitter to learn from other teachers and giving students autonomy in the classroom. Originally from NY, she current resides in Charlottesville, VA.