Foothills American History Institute
Foothills American History Institute @ Hudson Falls
An Interactive Workshop for History Teachers
based on Authentic Professional Development
In collaboration with the Distinguished Lecturer Program
of the Organization of American Historians
Title: The Legacy of the Struggles to Overcome Jim Crow
and the Civil Rights Movement
Location: Hudson Falls High School, Hudson Falls, NY
East LaBarge Street
Date: 5/7/12, Monday
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Are present-day changes being implemented by state and federal governments creating a return to Jim Crow society? For decades, African Americans struggled under the realm of Jim Crow laws and segregation until momentum catapulted the struggle for equality into a Civil Rights Movement. Today voting rights laws, economic recession, and incarceration are but a few of the measures having placing African Americans in a subordinate position in society. Join this gathering of History teachers and students from regional schools to learn from a distinguished historian as well as share and create interactive lessons that will have immediate applicability. This is the goal of the 2nd annual Foothills American History Institute @ Hudson Falls. During this authentic professional development, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about a topic that is driving the politics of today, and the lasting impact of the struggle for equality personified by the Civil Rights Movement, from a leading scholar.
Educated at Yale University, Jonathan Holloway teaches African American Studies and United States history at Yale University. He is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002), the editor of Ralph Bunche's A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (2005), and the co-editor of the anthology, Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the 20th Century (2007). He is presently working on his next monograph, Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1941. He specializes in post-emancipation United States history with a focus on cultural and intellectual history. A recipient of the William Clyde DeVane Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College, he is currently an external fellow of the W.E.B Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and a member of the 2011 cohort of Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellows. He is the master of Calhoun College, one of Yale’s twelve residential colleges and is currently also a Gilder Lehrman Institute Faculty-Instructor.
Professor Holloway has planned an interactive forum that will encourage teacher participation as they gain an understanding of the struggles faced during the Jim Crow period and Civil Rights Movement, while providing materials for classroom use. After participating in the lectures, to emphasize the power of direct modeling by classroom teachers as the key to high-impact professional learning, teachers will work with their peers to create lessons based on brain-based, differentiated instruction. Teachers will leave with a portfolio of ready-to-use materials and ideas, including Power Point presentations, video clips, bell ringers, brainstorms, worksheets, vocabulary charts, classification matrices, etc.
The Organization of American Historians promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.
Lecture Series (Auditorium)
7:30 AM - Registration
8:00 - Introduction
8:15 - Keynote Speaker – Professor Jonathan Holloway –
“Living Under Jim Crow”
9:15 - Q & A
9:30 - Break
9:45 - Continue with Keynote Speaker – “The Civil Rights Movement”
10:45 - Q & A
11:00 - Student Research Paper Q & A
Lecture Series ends at 11:30 AM
11:30-12:30 Lunch (On Your Own)
Professional Development Workshop (Library)
12:45 - Teachers work to share lesson materials and create activities for use in a lesson plan
- Keynote speaker available for assistance throughout workshop
- Teachers use available technologies to compile the resources for their lesson plans
3:00 - Groups present a copy of materials created so that a digital copy may be created and shared post-workshop.
3:15 - Vote on Next Year’s topic choices (3)
Parting Gifts - copies of lessons and materials for all!!!
3:30 - The End…
1. Lectures Only: FREE!!!
a. These lectures are content driven to enhance the knowledge of teachers and students.
b. You may attend on your own OR bring your students along.
i. If you plan to bring students please email Tony Nassivera at email@example.com with the following information by April 25, 2012:
1. Teacher Name/s
2. School Name
3. Number of Students attending
2. Lecture + Teacher Professional Development: $25 (Includes lectures, full-workshop, and support during creation of and sharing of pedagogical materials.) This option is for teachers who plan to attend both the lectures and the professional development (students may only attend the lectures). Lunch is not included.
1. Register with Tony Nassivera through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voicemail at 747-2121 with the following information:
a. Teacher’s Name; School Name
2. Payment may be in the form of check made out to “Hudson Falls Central Schools” with a memo as “American History Institute.”
a. Payment may be sent to the following address or made at the Conference. (If an invoice is needed one may be requested at the conference.)
C/O Tony Nassivera
Hudson Falls High School
80 East LaBarge Street,
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Registration Packet - Foothills American History Institute 2009_2010
(doc file - 2.95 MB)
This is the complete registration packet including description, agenda, speaker bio, and registration form.
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