The Civil Rights Movement:
Teaching with Common Core & the NYS Social Studies Framework - in the shadow of Ferguson, Missouri
Organized by Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
Learn the Past, Be the Present, Create the Future ®
The day’s topics will include:
- Teaching About the African American Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Common Core, Social Studies Frameworks, and Ferguson, Missouri - Guest speaker: Alan Singer, PhD, Hofstra University
- Searching Primary Documents - Facilitator: Kathryn Sheehan, Historian, Rensselaer County & City of Troy
- Case Study: Students Learn about the Civil Rights Movement - Panelists: Kathryn Sheehan, Historian, Rensselaer County & City of Troy City; Stacey Rattner, Librarian, Schodack CSD; Alan Singer, PhD, Hofstra University
- Oral Interviews-Technique and Practice - Facilitator: Kathryn Sheehan, Historian, Rensselaer County & City of Troy
The Educators’ Workshop takes a Social Studies approach to understanding the African American Civil Rights Movement using the past to understand the present and the present to understand the past. Local participation in the Civil Rights Movement will be investigated using resources available at the Rensselaer County Historical Society Research Library. A panel discussion will explore the practical application of Civil Rights Movement instruction in the classroom and its extension into the community. Oral interviewing, as a strategic way to explore history and to learn how seemingly unremarkable people make history happen, will be investigated. Curriculum ideas will be aligned with Common Core ELA and Mathematics Standards, NYS middle level Social Studies Framework, and the National Council for the Social Studies College, Career, and Citizenship Standards.
Bring your lessons and ideas to share.
Alan Singer, PhD, Professor of Secondary Education, and Director of Social Studies Education, Hofstra University, is a former New York City high school social studies teacher and is editor of Social Science Docket. He is the author of Teaching Global History (Routledge, 2011), New York and Slavery: Time to Teach the Truth (SUNY Press, 2008), Social Studies for Secondary Schools (Routledge, 3rd edition, 2008), and editor of a 268-page secondary school curriculum guide, New York and Slavery: Complicity and Resistance.
Full details and Pre-Registration materials at www.UndergroundRailroadHistory.org or (518) 432-4432
Pre-Service Teachers - $15 All Others - $35
Will be held at Rensselaer County Historical Society, 57 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180
Registration 8:30am - 9am - Morning Refreshments, Lunch, and Afternoon Refreshments are included
Attendance certificates will be available for teachers needing verification of attendance
While geared to the needs of educators, this workshop is open to anyone interested in participating