Uncovering an Alternative Historical Narrative

A SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been awarded a grant to offer local high school students and teachers an opportunity to earn FREE COLLEGE CREDITS by studying diverse cultural contributions to US History.  This program will be offered every July in (2019), 2020, and 2021.

The courses will explore the historical narratives of groups that have experienced and participated in the making of history, but whose narratives have been mediated, appropriated, or erased. 

Each year of the project will focus on an alternative narrative of groups that have experienced history, and in that experience, have participated in the making of history.  The first year of the program will focus on the Native American Narrative, the second on the African American Narrative, and the third and final year on the Hispanic American Narrative.

THE PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMY FOR TEACHERS


Highlights Summer 2020

Teachers (preferably middle and high school social studies) will examine an alternative African 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 African Americans in US history.

  • Earn 6 graduate credits, for FREE
  • Enrich your curriculum with authentic 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

THE CONGRESSIONAL ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

Highlights for Summer 2020

Students will examine an alternative African 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 CONTACT

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

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