Northeast Alabama Community College, in collaboration with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, recently hosted history and social study educators from local K-12 schools for a workshop titled “Bringing It Home: Utilizing Local History in the K-12 Classroom: The Civil War in Northeast Alabama and Surrounding Areas.”
Over 40 local teachers attended the workshop. Presentations included “Historic Civil-War Era Sites in Jackson County (Honorable John Graham), “The Role of Jackson and DeKalb Counties in the Chattanooga-Chickamauga Campaign” (Jim Ogden), “The Daily Life of a Civil War Soldier” (Virgil “Buddy” Moon), and “Mountain Slavery and Emancipation in Northeast Alabama” (Dr. Keith Hebert).
Attendees of the workshop attributed the sessions’ variety in format, which varied from lecture to active learning, as well as the expertise of the presenters, as contributing to the workshop’s success.
Dr. Julia Everett, librarian and co-writer of the grant that funded this event noted, “Mr. Wilhelm and I are excited to see the attendance at events hosted in the NACC Learning Resources Center, such as the teacher workshop or the recent Sand Mountain Pottery exhibit. We are finding that the community is embracing these cultural experiences.” Mr. Wilhelm, Archivist and LRC Specialist, noted, “We really enjoy hosting these events and have plenty of ideas for future topics to center similar workshops around.”
For more information about the NACC Archives and Special Collections Room, go to http://www.nacc.edu/lrc/library_archives.htm or email Blake Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org. He may also be reached by calling 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418 ext. 2288. For additional college information, visit www.nacc.edu.
A private, nonprofit organization, the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about the Alabama Humanities Foundation, visit http://www.alabamahumanities.org.