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High School Teacher's Seminar: Allen Howard

Friday, February 02, 2018, 09:00am - 02:30pm

Teaching World and African History from a Very Small Place

Friday, February 2, 2018, 9am-2:30pm
Allen Howard, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Rutgers

Using small places in West Africa (Kroo Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone) as starting points, this workshop explores ways to teach key issues in World and African History. The idea is to work out from individuals (youth, women, and men) and from local places to broad themes: kingdoms and states, the slave trade, war, cities, imperialism/colonialism/nationalism, and epidemic disease. The workshop will focus on discussion of documents (provided by the instructor), visuals, and various teaching situations and tools in the framework of a power point presentation illustrating people, places, and themes.