"A Thousand Words" is a one-day workshop for K-12 instructors that explores images and literacy in the study of United States History. It will take a multidisciplinary approach to using historic American images in the disciplines of English Language Arts, History and Art. This program will directly benefit the following instructors:
* History and Social Science teachers will gain a greater understanding of how to examine and evaluate images as historic primary sources..
* Art Instructors will find much useful information on the production and consumption of images in the past and how to tie the fine arts into the core curricula subjects of English and History.
* English Language Arts instructors will discover useful strategies for encouraging students to examine think and write about images.
The day will be composed of three distinct components, including a keynote address by Rebecca More, director, the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University; a hands-on workshop on "reading" historical images lead by American Antiquarian Society staff; and a workshop on writing about images lead by Teresa Vilardi, director, the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking.
Registration is $30, which includes coffee, refreshments, lunch, and materials. All events take place on the campus of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. For more information about the workshop and to register, please visit our website.
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