Teaching Civics, Civic Action, and American Ideals through Early 20th Century Black Struggles for Equality
Professional Development›History and Social Studies
Professional Development›Summer Academy
Civic life. Beyond knowing the mechanisms of government, what does the study of civics mean in today's classroom? How has America expanded and advanced fundamental concepts of personhood and citizenship despite often violent reaction? How have changes in fundamental American structures–including growing urbanism–shaped concepts of citizenship? Examine inspiring ideas of civic life and action through the experience of black struggles for empowerment during the decades before the post-WWII Civil Rights Movement. Explore classroom strategies to discuss how issues of race and equality impact civic life today. Apply new national standards for inquiry-based study of civic engagement, grounded in critical thinking and compelling primary and secondary sources.
Audience and Grade Level
Teachers; Grades 5 - 12
67.5 PDPs or 3 graduate credits will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training. Graduate credit is available through Westfield State University at an additional cost of $325. Graduate credit registration and payment occurs at the first section meeting, and payment can be made by credit card or check at that time.
Date and Location
July 17-20, 2017 from 8:30am - 4:00pm and July 21, 2017 from 8:30am - 12:00pm at Easthampton High School.
Follow-up in Fall 2017: 2 hours online and 2 hours face-to-face, date and location TBD.
Cost and Registration
Thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at CES, the cost of the workshop is $89 for member districts, and $98 for non-member districts.
Registration deadline: July 3, 2017
A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.
If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.
In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.
Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.