Registration Deadline: July 1, 1999
Location: The Newberry Library, Chicago
Date: September 25, October 2 & 9
Description: Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms:
A Workshop Series for Chicago's Teachers
The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center
for the History of Cartography, with the funding
support of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, is pleased
to announce its second program of workshops for
metropolitan Chicago's K-12 teachers to be held at
the Library during the summer and fall of 1999.
This series will assist participating teachers in
the development of their own age-appropriate
strategies for enhancing their students'
geography, history, and social studies skills
through classroom use of historic maps. The
workshops will introduce participants to the
Newberry's map collection, including original maps
dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries.
Participants will have the opportunity to develop
their map research skills and to develop effective
lessons and exercises utilizing historic maps.
Each participating teacher will receive free
teaching materials including a teachers' guide,
lesson plans, color transparencies, and other map
Sessions will be held all day (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The second
series will be held on three consecutive
Saturdays: September 25, October 2, and October 9.
Topics for each day's workshops are as follows:
Day One: Cartography & World Views
Find new ways to teach basic map skills with old
and unusual maps. Find out how maps provide a
window into the past and current perspectives of
other cultures and societies.
Day Two: Teaching American History & Geography
Teach with the maps that witnessed and shaped
American history, focusing on transportation,
settlement, economic development, regional
cultures, environmental factors, and major events.
Day Three: Teaching Local History & Geography
Explore the geographical dimensions of Chicago's
history and how history shaped our local landscape.
Workshops are open to K-12 educators from
throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Space
in each workshops, is however, limited to 25
persons, who will be selected on a competitive
basis. Teachers may attend one or two workshops
or an entire series of three workshops.
Preference in the selection of participants will
be given to those wishing to attend an entire
series. Chicago Public School teachers may
indicate if they are interested in receiving Lane
Promotional Credit for participating in a
complete workshop series. Registration for Series
II closes on July 1. Teachers will be notified of
acceptance into the program within three weeks of
these closing dates.
To receive an application form or for more
information please contact Dr. James Akerman
(312-255-3523) or Kristen Block (312-255-3659)
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