The registration date is being extended to Tuesday, Jan. 21 to ensure DC area teachers will know and benefit from this workshop event.
TEACHING LINCOLN IN THE CLASSROOM
WHUT LOOKING FOR LINCOLN TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP
WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2009 – 10 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: WHUT-Howard University Television Studio D, 2222 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Free On-site parking available
Workshop is free with registration – Register by January 21, 2009:
Join dozens of educators in the TV studios of WHUT – Howard University Television for a Teacher Training Workshop on teaching Lincoln in the classroom (K-12). WHUT and Howard University’s Department of History are hosting this multimedia workshop and luncheon leading in to the nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration and the PBS broadcast of LOOKING FOR LINCOLN hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in February 2009. Workshop includes keynote address by leading Lincoln scholar, hands-on demonstration, door prizes and more.
Teachers are being invited to rediscover Lincoln in a multi-media format and take away new resources that will engage students (K-12) in Lincoln’s life, legacy, and presidency. The workshop offers a keynote address by Dr. Edna Green Medford, a nationally recognized Lincoln expert and professor of history at Howard University, an overview of the LOOKING FOR LINCOLN broadcast program, website, and hands-on lesson plan demonstration by education specialists from THIRTEEN/WNET in New York, door prizes including a brand-new Apple I-Pod and other take aways. Lunch will also be provided and free on-site parking is available
About the film:
In the film, Gates shows how the Lincoln legend grew out of controversy, greed, love, clashing political perspectives, power struggles, and considerable disagreement over how our 16th president should be remembered. His quest to piece together Lincoln’s complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C., and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day – relic hunters, re-enactors, and others for whom the study of Lincoln is a passion.