On October 27-28 the National Council for History Education, along with the Partnership for History Education and the California Department of Education, will sponsor its first conference held west of the Mississippi River. The theme for the conference is "History Matters: New Ideas in K-16 History Education" and it will highlight successful strategies and tactics for history education in a variety of settings.
The conference will be held in the Sacramento Convention Center, close to the historic “Old Sacramento” restorations in Sacramento, California. 400-500 school educators, historians, museum/historical society personnel, and administrators are expected to attend the 40 sessions and tour the Exhibit Hall featuring the latest history education publications and materials.
Featured speakers include: Roger Mudd of The History Channel (host of the "History Alive" series and interviewer for the "Great Minds of History" series); Ramon Gutierrez of San Diego State University and Author of "When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846"; and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of "Farewell to Manzanar."
We have a limited fund of monies available for partial travel assistance for pre-collegiate classroom teachers attending this conference, based on need.
Check our website for the preliminary conference program; deadlines for pre-registration and for travel assistance grants; and for travel and lodging details.
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