The History of Your Students' Lifetimes

Programs for Teachers
Chicago Teachers as Scholars
Monday, April 12, 2010 to Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Students love, and arguably deserve, having their own lifetimes placed in historical context.  And while some call such attempts to place the current moment in historical context mere journalism, scholars have already done quite sophisticated work on events such as the election of 2000, 9/11, Katrina, and even the financial crisis.  We will explore some of this work, and some of these events, as well as try to figure out how you can fit them into your already over-burdened curriculum.

Seminar led by Robert Johnston, University of Illinois at Chicago

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