This workshop is now full, applications are closed.
How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? The Reconstruction era, most commonly viewed as the period from 1865 to 1877, was a monumental struggle for freedom and democracy in the face of violent backlash. The study of the Reconstruction era in American history is essential to an understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. You will learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.
Facing History and Ourselves’ professional learning, resources, and inquiry approach help teachers consider how to address the requirements of the Illinois Teaching Inclusive History Instructional Mandates. Our content supports teachers to create classrooms where students engage in deep exploration of primary sources, teach history as a dynamic collection of many voices and to consider connections between history to today.
Who should take the course? 6th–12th grade US history, civics, humanities, Ethnic Studies, and African American History teachers and curriculum specialists; Chicago Public Schools high school US History teachers (Skyline unit)
ISBE credits will be offered
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, vegetarian options will be included.
This workshop will be held two days, December 12-13, in-person at the Erikson Institute.
Address: 451 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 6065