NTC: History of Your Students' Lifetimes

Monday, November 5, 2012

9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Robert Johnston, University of Illinois at Chicago
Wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

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 financial crisis, Barack Obama, the Tea Party, current vaccination struggles, and public sector labor conflicts. In this seminar, participants will explore some of this work, and some of these contemporary issues, as well as try to figure out how these issues fit into an already over-burdened curriculum.

Cost and Registration Information 

For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe at wolfec@newberry.org