Teaching with historic places workshop

by Jaclyn Zapanta Balajadia
National Park Service

War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Pacific Historic Parks, and the Guam Preservation Trust are pleased to announce its second annual professional development workshop, titled, “History Methods: Teaching with Historic Places.”The workshop will explore how historic places can enrich the teaching of history and the social sciences and foster commitment to stewardship of national historic resources.The course will take place from July 7 to 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

History Methods: Teaching with Historic Places Workshop will engage educators in the study of historic places as three-dimensional documents used to understand history, historical change, and continuity.School-based educators, historians, and members of the preservation communities will be brought together to forge linkages between the richness of historic places and the needs of the social sciences curriculum.As the cumulative course project, teachers will produce a Teaching with Historic Places lesson unit.

Space is limited to 30 educators.Teachers can apply by filling out the application found at www.nps.gov/forteachers. Preference is given to those who teach social science subjects in the secondary level.There is a $150 lab fee, which will cover the cost of the workshop materials and lunch.Teachers can also earn three continuing education units.

Learn more about the workshop and how to apply at www.nps.gov/wapaor contacting the Pacific Historic Parks Education Team at 671-477-7278, extension 1015 or email educationspecialist@pacifichistoricparks.org.

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