Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Fall 1- Day Workshops

Fall 2014
1-Day Workshops
The Nature of Freedom in Early America
Windsor, VT:  October 30, Windsor Welcome Center, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dummerston, VT: November 6, Southeast Vermont Learning Collborative, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $150
Graduate Credit (through Castleton State): $150
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Have you wondered about how our founding documents connect to issues of freedom in our region? Did you know there were enslaved people in the Connecticut River Valley? Have you wondered how to create a rich inquiry-based lesson for your students that embraces the Common Core?

Join the Flow of History for a day-long workshop exploring our founding documents, interpreting related local primary sources, and designing an inquiry lesson. Choose between sessions in Windsor and Dummerston.

Schedule for the day:

8:00 – 8:30    Welcome and Introductions

8:30 – 9:30  Gaining Background Knowledge: What do our founding documents say about freedom and slavery?

9:30 – 9:45  Break

9:45 – 10:45  Race and Slavery in Vermont and New Hampshire: Developing teaching tasks geared toward building students’ analytical skills.
11:00 – 12:00   Primary Source Preview –The Story of Dinah, Windsor, VT, and The Case of Eleazar Wheelock, Hanover, NH


12:30 – 2:30    Developing an Inquiry Lesson: The Story of Dinah, Windsor, VT or The Case of Eleazor Wheelock, Hanover, NH
Participants choose one set of primary sources and develop a document-based case study that scaffolds students to be able to write a claim, supported by background knowledge and evidence.

2:30  Wrap-Up

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