Indiana Council for History Education’s Presenting the Past Conference 2009 entitled Human. Nature. Natural Heritage in the Classroom Will Be Held in Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Indiana Council for History Education is pleased to sponsor a statewide cross-curricular conference on teaching human and environmental influences in history. The conference is designed for a wide array of participants including K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators, college professors, museum educators, historians, and the general public. The program will take place on Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Allen County Public Library located at 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Conference ends with a tour of the library’s genealogical resources at 2:30 p.m. The registration cost of $25 ($15 for students with a valid ID) includes session admission and a box lunch. Registrations will be accepted through the day of the conference; however lunch cannot be guaranteed for registrations on February 27.
Human. Nature. Natural Heritage in the Classroom, will focus on the incorporation of environmental history in the classroom. Topics include the relationship of Native Americans with the environment over time, the changing landscape of one community over time, and the impact of building the National Road, Indiana’s State Parks, and suburbs on the Hoosier landscape.
Human. Nature. Natural Heritage in the Classroom is inspired by and presented in conjunction with The Natural Heritage of Indiana documentary project of WFYI Indianapolis, Public Television. Marion Jackson, the editor of the book The Natural Heritage of Indiana that inspired the documentary, described his vision as “a celebration of Indiana’s natural heritage—its natural and human history, its landscape and its life—what it once was, what it is now, and what
it promises to be.” WFYI and documentary filmmaker Samuel Orr have created this four part documentary that combines breathtaking videography with scientific accuracy. With the support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, all of those in attendance at the conference will receive an educators DVD providing video clips from the documentary that can be used to inspire lessons in the classroom.
Funding for the conference is provided by the Indiana Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For further information about Human. Nature. Natural Heritage in the Classroom visit our website at http://www.indianahumanities.org/iche/ or contact Nancy Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-675-8897 or Kendra Clauser at email@example.com or (317) 278-0424.
Indiana Humanities Council
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