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African American History

Summer 2022

Explore the African American narrative in historical events from a local and national perspective. Discover how slavery permeated African American history through education, disenfranchisment, and segregation. Relate radical reconstruction of the 19th century to the political, cultural, and social activism of the 21st century.

TEACHERS: THE PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMY

Teachers (preferably middle and high school social studies) will examine an alternative American history using cultural interaction in addition to traditional institutional analysis through onsite and online instruction, interactive group work, guest speakers, and place-based experiential learning (PBE). At the end of the program, you will present a newly designed lesson plan or curriculum module that presents an alternative interpretation of the role of underreprisented Americans in US history.

  • Earn 6 graduate credits, for FREE
  • Enrich your curriculum with authentic alternative African American history
  • Enhance your culturally relevant teaching practices
  • Participate in PBE learning in Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO, for FREE
  • Eligible to earn a $1,000 stipend while participating in PBE learning trips with high school students as a Teacher Leader

PROGRAM INFO

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: THE CONGRESSIONAL ACADEMY

Students will examine an alternative Hispanic American history using cultural interaction in addition to traditional institutional analysis through traditional onsite instruction, interactive group work, guest speakers, and place-based experiential learning (PBE).

  • Earn 3 college history credits at no cost to student
  • Exposure to African American historical paths, and to see oneself in the history
  • Participate in PBE learning in Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO, for FREE
  • Engage with state and national experts in the field of study

PROGRAM INFO

AGENDA

Onsite Interactive Instruction for Teachers

July 12-22 | Monday-Friday | 9am-4pm
UW-Parkside

Onsite Interactive Instruction for Students

July 19-22 | Monday-Friday | 9am-4pm
UW-Parkside

Chicago Walking Tour

July 23 | All Day
Chicago

Content Module Presentations by Teachers

Aug 2-3 | 9am-4pm
UW-Parkside

Onsite Interactive Instruction for Students

Aug 2-6 | Monday-Friday | 9am-4pm
UW-Parkside

PROGRAM CONTACT

Denise Olstinske | (262) 595-2162 |hancock@uwp.edu

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