National Youth Summit: Abolition
February 11, 2013
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will be hosting the National Youth Summit on Abolition on February 11, 2013. Experts, scholars, and activists will join together with high school students from around the country and the world in a moderated panel discussion to reflect upon the abolition movement of the 19th century and explore its lessons for the movement to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking. The program will feature excerpts from the upcoming AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary The Abolitionists, which weaves together the stories of five of the abolition movement’s leading figures: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown.
Find more information (http://americanhistory.si.edu/nys/abolition) and register (http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1100036/National-Youth-Summit-Abolition-Registration)
Educator Workshops from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Behind the Dream: Speech Writing as a Call to Action
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Using historical examples and prompts, teachers can join museum educators to explore speech writing as a call to action. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with Clarence B. Jones, who served as speechwriter and counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr. and was instrumental in the crafting of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Teachers are invited to share the experience with up to three students. Students must be registered at the same time as the teacher. Attendees will receive primary source materials for use in educational settings. This program is presented in conjunction with
The African American Experience During the Civil War
Presented with the National Portrait Gallery
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Join educators from the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture for a day-long workshop examining the portrayal of African Americans during the Civil War. Participants will explore objects in the Portrait Gallery’s and the African American History and Culture Museum’s collections, collaborate to develop ways of incorporating these images into their classroom lessons, and receive teaching resources.
Exploring Historical Agency: Organizing to Democratize
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The March on Washington of 1963 was a singularly incredible event- in part due to the grass roots organizing that brought everyone together in one of the most orderly protests of the 20th century. Join educators to discuss the role of historical agency during the efforts to create the March on Washington.
Check back on March 11, 2013 to register.
Slave to Soldier to Citizen: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Blacks in America used all the resources at their disposal, including the military, in the struggle for freedom. Experts will speak about the military experience of African Americans in the Civil War. Participants will explore objects in the Changing America exhibit, discuss ways of incorporating these images into their classroom lessons, and receive teaching resources.
Check back on May 18, 2013 to register.
Visit their website for a full list of workshops from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.