Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Race and Identity: After school reading & discussion group

The Flow of History decided many months ago to focus our 2017-18 programming on using history as an entry point to talk about race in the classroom. While this important topic is always on the agenda, recent events have made this conversation even more timely. Our discussion group will launch with a new YA novel that is hard hitting and provocative. We’ll follow that up with some readings about the nature of identity in contemporary society. The final two sessions will investigate the ways that race and privilege figure into history and how we can use state and local history to engage students in empathic conversations about race and identity.

Dates and Locations:
Stevens High School Library, Claremont, NH
November 8, November 15, November 29, December 13, January 10; 4:00 – 6:00pm

Registration Fee: $250; Books and materials provided

Session 1: Claremont, Our Classrooms, and Reflections on Whiteness

Sessions 2 & 3: Race and Identity in America
  • Session 2: Book Discussion: Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
  • Session 3: Discussion and Activities: Josh Bryan, “Charlottesville was my fault,” and Facing History and Ourselves, “The Complexity of Identity”

Sessions 4 & 5: The Significance of Race in History
  • Session 4: Primary Source Inquiry: Slavery in New Hampshire
  • Session 5: Primary Source Inquiry: The Power of Monuments

Note: a 4-session version of this program is running in Hartford and Brattleboro

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