Race and Membership in American History: An Interdisciplinary Approach

8.8.16
Race and Membership in American History
California-Southern

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Race and Membership in American History: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Course Type:
Seminar
Event Fee:
$0.00
Registration Fee:
$40.00

This seminar, in partnership with the Museum of Man and Museum of Photographic Arts, explores the origins of the concept of “race,” the emergence and legacy of the Eugenics movement, and the role of “race” in public policy that continues to impact the United States today.

August 8, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 9, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 10, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 11, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What are the origins of the idea of “race”? How did Eugenics shape the way people thought about the differences between humans? In what ways did the emerging science of heredity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contribute to historical and contemporary discussions of race? And, ultimately, how have these ideas shaped public policy?

In this seminar, we will explore this history and its ongoing legacy in San Diego. Utilizing the resources of the Museum of Man and Museum of Photographic Arts, as well as the curriculum available from Facing History and Ourselves, teachers will develop skills to engage students in critical understanding of contemporary issues.

Recommended for 8th-12th grade Language Arts and History/Social Sciences teachers.

In this seminar you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Explore topics such as race, class, and gender.
  • Visit core exhibits at the Museum of Man and Museum of Photographic Arts, and learn how to bring your students to these exhibits
  • Receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: the Eugenics Movement

After this seminar you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
  • Have access to early registration for 2016-17 school visits to the Museum of Man and Museum of Photographic Arts 
San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
8.8.16 - 8.11.16
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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