Historical Literacy Matters: Developing Civic Capacity in Learners

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Historical Literacy Matters: Developing Civic Capacity in Learners

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Education, Social Studies Department and...

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Education, Social Studies Department and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL, the Center will host on February 1, 2016 a professional development day at Teachers College for public high school teachers. The daylong event, Historical Literacy Matters: Developing Civic Capacity in Learners, will examine the meaning of historical literacy as it speaks to the relevance of the past to students’ present lives, how history is constructed, interpreted and re-interpreted, and what knowledge counts in shaping the grand American historical narrative.

Presentations by scholars, open dialogue with event participants, and workshops related to inquiry-based teaching practices will explore the relevance of history to the development of civic engagement in learners and how the pedagogical properties of historical literacy support that process.

Courtesy of NYPL

Published Friday, Apr. 29, 2016

Historical Literacy Matters: Developing Civic Capacity in Learners

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Education, Social Studies Department and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL, the Center will host on February 1, 2016 a professional development day at Teachers College for public high school teachers. The daylong event, Historical Literacy Matters: Developing Civic Capacity in Learners, will examine the meaning of historical literacy as it speaks to the relevance of the past to students’ present lives, how history is constructed, interpreted and re-interpreted, and what knowledge counts in shaping the grand American historical narrative.

Presentations by scholars, open dialogue with event participants, and workshops related to inquiry-based teaching practices will explore the relevance of history to the development of civic engagement in learners and how the pedagogical properties of historical literacy support that process.

Courtesy of NYPL

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