In this interactive workshop, teachers will explore Teaching Tolerance’s framework — Teaching Hard History: American Slavery and engage in inquiry-based lessons to deepen their content knowledge of this topic. Participants will increase their capacity to teach effectively about American slavery by reflecting on and discussing with other educators how assumptions and biases may affect their approach to the subject. Through collaborative discussions, teachers will address some common concerns that derail teaching about slavery and share ideas about how to create a classroom culture conducive to addressing challenging-yet-essential historical information and connecting it to the present. Finally, educators will leave the workshop with content, ideas and tools to help them facilitate deeper student understanding of this complex and foundational topic.
Note: This session is intended for K-12 educators who teach social studies or history.
By attending this session, attendees will leave with…
- Knowledge of how to implement Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History: American Slavery resources to improve instruction
- An understanding of how to apply new content knowledge to deepen student understanding
- Reflections on personal assumptions
Presenter: Teaching Tolerance