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                                       ". . .What we have loved
Others will love, and we will show them how."

                                                          William Wordsworth

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Exploring Where We Are
Through Literature and Writing

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it...Ӕ
Joan Didion

A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some spot of a native land, where it may get the love of tender kinship for the face of the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar nonmistakable difference amidst the future widening of knowledge.
חGeorge Eliot

June 19 and 20, 2006
Butte, Montana


MONDAY, June 19, 2006

9:00 a.m. Where we are, and why we are here,Ӕ Marcella Sherfy, Education Director, Montana Heritage Project 

9:15 a.m. Learning to be where we are,Ӕ Greg Smith, faculty, Lewis & Clark College

10:30 a.m. Place-Conscious Education and the teaching of writing,Ӕ Sharon Bishop, Co-Director, Nebraska Writing Project and Heartland Community Schools

11:45 a.m. Lunch - A place like no other: an introduction to Butte,Ӕ Ellen Crain, Director, Butte-Silver Bow Archives

1:15 p.m. Beyond the text:  fieldwork as education,Ӕ Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

֓Getting to story: investigation as the foundation of writing, Jeff Gruber, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director (Read these essays by JeffԒs students:  Songs of Hope" by Rachel Reckin and ӓSenator John Geiger: A Cold Front" by Amanda Shotzberger.)

An Expedition to the 1930s: what you need to know and what youӒll want to take, Mary Sullivan and Nancy Widdicombe, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Directors

ԓPointers, pitfalls, and payoffs: picking great topics for community research--and making any topic great, Nancy Heggen, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

3:30 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Ԗ Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

Point of entry: using family heirlooms to connect students with the big questions in literature and history,Ӕ Renee Rasmussen, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

How to get your kids to write like Studs Terkel: unleashing creativity through family and community history research,Ӕ  Christa Umphrey, Montana Heritage Project Mentor (Read this essay by Christas student:  ғMy Oma" by Britney Maddox.)

Gifts of scholarship: real work your students can do for your community--with an emphasis on non-narrative modes of analysis,Ӕ Sarah Zook, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

5:00 p.m. Break

6:30 p.m. Dinner - Butte rats and glory holes: a poet mucks about in the Mining City,Ӕ Mark Gibbons, poet

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

9:00 a.m. Finding our way:  examples of place-based teaching from around the nation,Ӕ Rachel Tompkins, President, Rural School and Community Trust

10:00 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.. Text and context:  using historical sources to understand place,Ӕ Martha Kohl, historical specialist, National Register of Historic Places

11:45 a.m. Lunch - IrelandӒs musical heritage in Butte, Members of Dublin Gulch, Butte and Helena Irish musicians

1:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Ԗ Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

Finding the national in the local: American history through the lense of local history,Ӕ Josh Clixby, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

Gearing up for important work: strategies to engage and motivate,Ӕ Dorothea Susag, Montana Heritage Project Mentor

This storied place: ‘connecting’ as a step in the writing process,Ӕ Darlene Beck, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

֓Students as leaders of community forumsupdating the Montana Study model,ה Tom Thackeray, Tim Schaff, and Dale Alger, along with student Lindsey Appell from Roundup High School. Additional insights from Montana Study Projects at Libby High School (Jeff Gruber) and Chester High School (Renee Rasmussen)

Keeping it real: using family history to teach authentic research and writing,Ӕ Phil Leonardi, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

Exploring other cultures: a case study of the Hutterite Project,Ӕ Nancy Widdicombe, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

3:45 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m. Environmental history, education, and community renewal in Butte, Montana,Ӕ Chad Okrusch, faculty, Montana Tech-The University of Montana

5:00 p.m. Break

6:30 p.m. Dinner - Teaching as placemaking,Ӕ Michael Umphrey, Director, Montana Heritage Project

Project exhibits available for review during meal and mid-day breaks. 

 

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