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The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies proudly presents this one-day state conference to provide K-12 social studies teachers a variety of content-rich professional development workshops centering on human rights and civil rights. Despite tremendous progress that has been made in the past couple of decades, human rights and civil rights are constantly tested and challenged. Recent events in the United States and around the world should remind us that social injustice remains real and
rampant even in the twenty-first century. The essence of this year’s theme is to have today’s students learn about, realize, and appreciate the struggles of individuals and the groups of people who have sacrificed their livelihoods and lives in order to attain and
secure personal liberties and social justice that a generation before them never thought was possible, let alone hopeful or even imaginable. The primary goal is for social studies teachers to create lesson activities and implement that allow students to think
critically about this problem. This process can bring students to the point of being able to recommend practical resolutions that address the real-world issues of human rights and civil rights.
Massachusetts Historical Society
December 5 2015
Using the correspondence between Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, this hands-on workshop will explore America’s role in the Spanish American War, including Roosevelt’s infamous turn as a “Rough Rider.” We will also use propaganda, such as political cartoons, editorials, and moving images to investigate the expansion of American interests overseas, and the war’s effect on Republican Party politics at the turn of the 20th century.
Registration is $25/person, which covers lunch and materials. Educators can earn 10 PDPs or one graduate credit (for an additional fee). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.