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NCHE offers live, interactive professional development webinars FREE of charge through grants from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program and the U.S. Department of Education. Registered participants will receive primary sources/educational materials as pre-readings. Following the webinar, attendees will receive an email to submit to your administrator to request continuing education credits.
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies
Mimi Stephens, Director of Professional Development
The Choices Program, Brown University
September 17, 2020 ~ 7:00 PM EST
Explore the new curriculum unit "Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies." Participants will engage in lessons and activities from the curriculum. The curriculum
will support both students' and teachers' inquiry into a global history of slavery and its legacies.
All participants will also receive a one-year Digital Editions license for The Choices unit.
Emmy Lou and the Doughboys: Gender and Wholesome Fun in the Great War
Kara Dixon Vuic, Professor
Texas Christian University
September 22, 2020 ~ 7:30 PM EST
Throughout World War I, 3500 young American women sailed to France where they served snacks, danced, and made small talk with lonely doughboys far from home. Most young women did not go to war, especially not those who valued their reputations, but wartime demands brought American women to the warzone in new ways. This webinar will follow Emma Young Dickson as she leaves home for the first time, endures the turmoil of war, and ultimately passes on a legacy of wartime service to her daughter. It will place Emma in the broader history of women’s wartime work, the expanding place of women in American society, and the larger struggle for women’s suffrage. Serving coffee and doughnuts, it turned out, played an important role in the expansion of women’s citizenship and public roles.