|TEACHING HISTORY GRANT TO SPONSOR WORKSHOP ON USING LPB LOUISIANA
HISTORY VIDEO IN THE CLASSROOM
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University
is sponsoring a workshop for history teachers on the classroom use of the
Louisiana Public Broadcasting video, “Louisiana: A History.”
The workshop, scheduled for Feb. 19,
is offered through the “Louisiana in Traditional American History Project,”
a three-year U.S. Department of Education grant. Awarded to the Tangipahoa
Parish School System and partners such as Southeastern and LPB, the grant
is designed to provide teachers with high quality American history content,
improve student achievement in history, and help teachers meet certification
The workshop, “Louisiana: A History
– Using the Award Winning LPB Video in the Classroom,” will be held from
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in McClimans Hall, room 105, on Southeastern’s main
campus, and at the university’s Baton Rouge Nursing Center, room 265. The
center is located at 4849 Essen Lane.
Participants will have the opportunity
to earn a $65 stipend and receive a six-hour certificate of instruction
in content area, said Ann Trappey, director of the project.
“They can request that these hours
apply towards Continuing Learning Units from their school systems,” she
said. “Teachers will also receive the LPB video, book, and teacher’s guide.”
The workshop is open to teachers in
the grant’s 14 school districts: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville,
Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Washington, West Baton
Rouge, West Feliciana, and Tangipahoa parishes, and the cities of Bogalusa,
Baker, and Zachary.
At the workshop, three members of the
Southeastern history faculty who specialize in Louisiana and regional history
will provide overviews, lead discussions and show clips of the video’s
six episodes. The participating faculty members are history instructor
Charles Elliott; Michael Kurtz, dean of the School of Graduate Studies;
and Samuel C. Hyde Jr., director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana
Studies and Ford Family Endowed Chair in Regional Studies. Kurtz and Hyde
were among the Louisiana history scholars interviewed in the LPB documentary.
Trappey and William Robison, head of
Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science, will also participate
in introductory and closing sessions.
To register or for more information,
contact Trappey at Cynthia.Trappey@tangischools.org,
985-748-2443 (phone), or 985-748-2445 (fax).