Museums To Host Fall Teachers Workshop

Using primary sources in the State Archives, accessing classroom resources on the web, professional development opportunities with National History Day, and the new Mississippi social studies curriculum are some of the topics that will be covered at the thirty-third MDAH Social Studies Teachers Workshop. The sessions will be held Friday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson.

"We are delighted to relaunch our fall teacher workshop and have them at the Two Mississippi Museums for the first time," said MDAH education director Al Wheat. "Teachers understand that these museums are an extension of the classroom, but this provides an opportunity to show them the vast resources of the department while hosting incredible guest speakers that will enhance teacher content knowledge."

This year’s workshop is themed “Challenge and Change” and consists of four concurrent sessions on teaching history. Education curators at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will introduce brand-new educational materials recently developed by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The cost is $60 in advance ($80 at the door) and includes lunch and admittance to the Two Mississippi Museums. A .6 CEU credit is available through Mississippi College. Register online here. For more information, email outreachprograms@mdah.ms.gov or call 601-576-6997.

The Social Studies Teachers Workshop is sponsored by Mississippi Department of Archives and History in conjunction with the Mississippi College School of Continuing EducationMississippi Department of Education, and Mississippi Historical Society.