Monday, February 28, 2011

Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook (to middle-schoolers) with Dr. Yohuru Williams

Teaching U.S. Hisotry Beyond the
Textbook by Prof. Yohuru Williams 
Author Tonya Bolden edited a wonderful book a few years ago called Tell All the Children Our Story, a title that could serve as an imperative directed to U.S. public schools because most do not integrate into their curricula in any comprehensive way the contributions, achievements and experiences of African descendants.

For teachers who want to do some of that, and innovate their teaching styles as well, there is a forthcoming workshop offered at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and designed by history educator, Prof. Yohuru Williams (Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook: Six InvestigativeStrategies for Grades 5-12.) Here's the Schomburg's presentation summary that's sure to pique your interest. 
(If you attend, please share your experience here--thanks!)

Wednesday, April 20 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. TEACHER SEMINAR DAY
Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook with Prof. Yohuru Rashied Williams
Dr. Yohuru Williams will ignite your history and social studies lessons with his innovative teaching strategies for middle and high-school educators. Using a “CSI approach” to history, Dr. Williams’ six strategies tap into students’ natural curiosity and investigative instincts. Students become detectives of the past as they ghost-hunt in their neighborhoods, solve historical crimes, prepare arguments for famous court cases, and more. Dr. Williams is one of our nations premier history educators and the author of Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies for Grades 5-12. Registration is required.
Contact or 212-491-2234 for more information.

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