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American Experience in the Classroom: Our Past Informs Our Present

Fri Nov 30 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Grand Suite 5, Ballroom Level, East Tower
American Experience combines archival footage, historical images, and dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at what shapes America's past and present. Join us for a panel discussion on using free AMERICAN EXPERIENCE educational resources in the classroom. Educators will share lesson ideas that use AMERICAN EXPERIENCE media, bringing history and social studies topics to life for students in a truly engaging way. We’ll show clips and give a preview of upcoming resources. And, we will also hear from WGBH producer Elizabeth Gardner, who will present how she takes long-form AMERICAN EXPERIENCE video and adapts it into standards-based classroom clips with support materials. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a PBS prize bag.

Sue Blanchette, Lakehill Preparatory School, Dallas, TX; Bonnie Belshe, Monte Vista High School, Danville, CA; Carolyn Jacobs, WGBH Education, Boston, MA