In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this symposium will look beyond the historical facts to explore creative ways that difficult topics in history can be taught.
Targeted towards K-12 educators in schools and other educational environments, this workshop explores the incorporation of multiple teaching techniques for a variety of learning styles for a richer classroom experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their peers and the panelists.
Panel 1 - Reaching Students in the Classroom and in the Field
Introduction by Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Director of the Program in African American History, The Library Company of Philadelphia
Panel 2 - Bringing History Alive Through Literature and the Arts
Introduction by Denise Valentine, Storyteller
The Symposium is an all day program that includes 2 Panel Discussions and a Keynote Luncheon. Light refreshments will be served during the Registration and Break Time
8:00 am to 8:45 am Networking and Material Distribution
8:45 am to 10:45 am - Panel Discussion 1
10:45 am to 11:00 am - Break
11:00 am to 12:45 pm - Panel Discussion 2
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Cost of the Program: $70
If you are a member of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Library Company of Philadelphia or the Friends of Independence, you are entitled to a discount of $10 off the Symposium admission fee. Please check off member and tell us in which host organization you have an active membership in when registering.
Participating Teachers will be able to earn Act 48 Credits for attending this symposium. Please fill out the educator section of the registration form to receive credit