On March 3, 2017, Northeast Alabama Community College and Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will host a workshop for local K-12 teachers. The theme of the workshop will be “The Great Depression and the New Deal in Northeast Alabama.” This is the third installment of the “Bringing It Home: Utilizing Local History in the K-12 Classroom” series.
Presentations will include TVA: A Power Company and So Much More (Ms. Patricia Ezzell); Photographs from North Alabama: The Great Depression and the New Deal (Ms. Frances Robb); Skyline Farms (Dr. David Campbell); It Happened Here: Connecting Community and National History with Primary Sources (Ms. Kira Duke).
Dr. Julia Everett, Head Librarian and co-writer of the grant that funded this event noted, “Mr. Blake Wilhelm and I are grateful to the Alabama Humanities Foundation, as well as to our NACC administration, for their support. We are also grateful and humbled at how well received these workshops have been by the teachers in our community these last few years.” Attendance at similar workshops the two previous years ranged from 40-50 teachers. Mr. Blake 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.”
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.
"The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) through the years has supported many programs and projects here at the college," stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. "We are very appreciative for what they do to promote the humanities not only here but throughout the state." Campbell has served on the state AHF Board of Directors and is a former Chair of the Board.
For information on how to register for the event, local educators should go to https://www.nacc.edu/community/library or call 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418 ext. 2288.
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