FREE Teaching with Primary Sources Workshops Summer 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

After a successful year full of Level 1 workshops, for the first time, the Center will offer Level 2 training this summer. Each institute topic will be offered once in Indianapolis and once in Bloomington (see schedule and descriptions below).  

Level 2 workshops provide more in depth content training and include an expectation that participants will create lesson plans based on the topic. These lesson plans potentially will be submitted to the Library of Congress for inclusion on their website.

The onsite training will span 2 days and provide 14 hours of free PGP.  The Center will cover EITHER a one night hotel stay OR a $50 travel stipend for those living more than 30 miles away.

Questions: contact Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn, Project Director, at eosborn@iu.edu or 317-370-5041.

May 6, 2016
Bloomington (CoRG)
Special Topic:   From Lunch Counters to Legislation: The Civil Rights Movement
Level 1

June 8-9, 2016
Plymouth Schools
Special Topic:  From Concentration Camps to Internment Camps:  Citizenship and World War II
Level 2* 

June 23-24, 2016
Bloomington (CoRG)
Special Topic:  From Concentration Camps to Internment Camps:  Citizenship and World War II 
Level 2*

June 28-29, 2016
Bloomington (CoRG)
Special Topic:  The Judicial Branch:  State and Federal Courts
Level 2* 

July 14-15, 2016
IUPUI (Indianapolis)
Special Topic:  From Concentration Camps to Internment Camps:  Citizenship and World War II
Level 2* 

July 25-26, 2016
IUPUI (Indianapolis)
Special Topic:  The Judicial Branch:  State and Federal Courts
Level 2*

*Participants are expected to complete a Level 1 workshop before attending Level 2.  If you have not met this requirement, a 3-hour training may be offered the evening before each Level 2.  Attending teachers will receive additional Professional Growth Points.  Please contact Dr. Osborn to discuss.

Level 2 Session Descriptions:

From Concentration Camps to Internment Camps:  Citizenship and World War II

This two-day workshop will use a variety of primary source materials to explore the actions taken by both Nazi Germany and the United States to limit the rights of some citizens during World War II.    In Europe, the Nazis targeted Jews and other groups they deemed undesirable.  The U.S. government focused on the perceived danger of Japanese living in America, regardless of their citizenship status.  The workshop will conclude with a look at efforts to punish Nazi Germany through war crime trials and the protracted American discussion surrounding appropriate restitution to internees.

The Judicial Branch:  State and Federal Courts

This two-day workshop will familiarize participants with a variety of primary sources related to the creation, operation and history of America’s legal system.  Content will come from both national and Indiana cases.  In addition, each workshop will invite speakers from Indiana’s state and federal courts including trial and appellate court judges.  Ideally, the Indianapolis workshop will feature attendance at a specially scheduled Court of Appeals oral argument and a discussion with former Chief Justice of Indiana Randall T. Shepard and the Bloomington workshop will include time with a federal court judge and a tour of the law school and library.