Introductory Workshop

Teaching about the Civil War and Slavery

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Brown University
Providence, RI
DETAILS

Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!

Participants will be be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested topics in U.S. History

Teachers will be immersed in The Civil War and will examine parts of A New Nation.  Both curriculum units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area. We will also share other opportunities at Brown University for you and your students to engage in innovate content on this time period in U.S. history. 

Register $145Per Person
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

History and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.

WORKSHOP LEADER

Mimi Stephens

Choices Professional Development Director
Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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