K–16 Educators’ Workshop: Hold On—I Thought I Knew This Story!

Saturday, January 4, 2020: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lenox Ballroom (Sheraton New York, Second Floor)

Sponsored by AP/College Board

Once in a while, a single document can completely alter our understanding of a historical event or a historical figure. Sharing such sources with students can help them consider the importance of evidence, perspective, and thorough research—and can suggest or lead to counter-narratives. This interactive workshop will begin with a keynote address by Andrew Hammond, fellow in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, where he is working on an oral history project that aims to tell the story of 9/11 and the War on Terror through the stories and voices of veterans.. This will be followed by an interactive workshop conducted by Lee Ann Potter and Kaleena Black of the LOC’s Center for Learning, Literacy, and Engagement. They will focus on surprising documents related to America slavery, the age of invention, women’s suffrage, and more, that come in a variety of media from the collections of the library. Workshop strategies will replicate classroom activities appropriate for a wide range of history courses and student reading abilities. Materials will be provided. No charge; because space is limited, free advance registration is required.

 If you are an NYCPS teacher, contact the AHA  using your .gov email for a promo code to use on the registration form for a complimentary registration to the annual meeting.

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