MHP Teachers to meet at History Conference
Update: Here’s the program description:
Organizing a Learning Expedition to 1910
October 18, 2007
Montana Historical Society
Take your students on an expedition to that most exotic of places: the past. Visit the dusty roads, mining camps, railroad towns, raw new cities, homesteads, businesses, churches, firefighting camps, and cattle drives of Montana in 1910.
Experienced Montana Heritage Project teachers invite all interested classroom teachers to join them as they discuss their plans to take their own students on expeditions to 1910 as well as their plans to create a book of student writing about life in Montana 100 years ago. The workshop will be led by Christa Umphrey (Editorial Director), Sarah Zook (MHP Director) and Michael Umphrey (author of The Power of Community-Centered Education). This workshop will give teachers the background they need to participate.
It is open to any classroom teacher, though the emphasis will be upon high school history and English teaching. OPI renewal credits available.
Here’s the webpage for the 2007 Montana History Conference. We’ll meet Thursday afternoon, October 18 in what will function as a formal launch of this year’s 1910 Expedition. We’ll have teacher packets on hand for teachers new to the project, and experienced teachers will be available to talk about how to do it.
It seems a little fortuitous that the Society has chosen an image from 1908 to promote the conference.