Elementary Teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Linda Bechtle, Midwest Institute for Native American Studies, Evanston,
IL; Barbara Johnson, Evanston, IL
North America witnessed major events 250 years ago: Britain took over New France, Pontiac rebelled, a line was drawn. Introduce these events through lessons, maps, primary and secondary resources.
Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield (QC) High School, Pincourt, PQ, Canada; Dean June Geneseo, SUNY Attica, NY
Explore using primary sources in early American history to develop elementary and middle school students’ close reading skills! This workshop examines how to construct text-dependent questions that support historical thinking.
Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA
The National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle offers teachers streaming versions of four important documentary films: The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story accompanied by classroom materials drawn from EDSITEment and the Gilder Lehrman Institute. NEH staff will demo the website and elicit feedback from teachers.