Teaching Civics, Civic Action, and American Ideals through Early 20th Century Black Struggles for Equality

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Emerging America
PDPs: 
67.5
Graduate Credits: 
3
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies
Professional DevelopmentSummer Academy

Description

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

Credits

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.

Availability

Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

Instructor(s)

  • Kelley Brown is past head of the Social Studies Department at Easthampton High School. Since 2006, she has led high school teacher instruction in History for DYS and for Emerging America TAH. She was the 2010 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year and the 2016 recipient of the Don Salvucci Award for Excellence in Promoting Civics Education from the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies.

  • Rich Cairn
    Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. A graduate of Yale University, Rich earned a Master of Public Affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. He is a recognized national leader in service-learning, performance assessment, environmental education, and history education.
  • Amilcar Shabazz is a professor in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He teaches in the area of historical studies with an emphasis on the political economy of social and cultural movements, education, and public policy. His books include Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas (winner of the T.R.

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Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
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Registration

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Course Cancellation

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. 

Inclement Weather

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.