2012 Summer Institute


Debi Duke 
Teaching the Hudson Valley 
845-229-9116, ext. 2035 


Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday July 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center 
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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In Conflict & Crises: Teaching the Hudson Valley
From Civil War to Civil Rights & Beyond 

July 24-26, 2012
FDR Home & Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY


Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration is available on-site.

Get details, including descriptions on workshops and field experiences at www.TeachingtheHudsonValley.org.

Join K-12 teachers, museum and historic site staff, and environmental educators. Explore how crises and conflicts propel art, history, and science. Discuss ways to help students engage creatively with these forces as scholars and citizens. Choose from 19 workshops and six field experiences that:

• Examine ways to approach controversial issues in schools and at sites;
• Practice ways to teach history as ongoing and affected by our actions, not a series of unrelated events;
• Observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by providing context and resources; and/or
• Explore local and/or regional decision making.


Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Controversy and Connection in the Classroom of Life
Kim & Reggie Harris

While this institute focuses on conflicts and crises, Kim and Reggie point out that history is also filled with examples of perseverance, collaboration, determination, and compromise.

As a result, they have chosen to highlight inspirational aspects of our culture and history and reflect on opportunities we have to prepare tomorrow's willing learners, collaborative thinkers, problem solvers, and environmental stewards.

Best known as musicians and and storytellers, Kim and Reggie are also educators and interpreters of history beloved by students at schools and universities as well audiences at a wide range of music and theatrical venues.