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Teaching History with Contemporary Significance

Facilitator: Anna Todd, CTL Graduate Fellow, History
Convener: Professor Anne Berg, History

In an increasingly polarized political and cultural climate, students often make connections between the historical material presented to them and contemporary issues. Some scholars, educators, and graduate students hesitate to place to past in such a close conversation with the present while others argue that contemporary relevance is a core component of the historical curriculum. Regardless, the present-day application of the historical past is often inseparable from the classroom environment. In this workshop, we will discuss moments of collision between past and present in the classroom, navigating student reactions with compassion and tact, and problem-solving to anticipate and address the contemporary significance of material in the future.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Date:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
Room 209 (History Lounge)
College Hall
1 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Event Participants:

School(s):
School of Arts & Sciences

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