For a fourth consecutive year, the Northeast Alabama Community College Learning Resources Center has received a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a workshop for local K-12 teachers. The theme of the workshop is “Bringing It Home: Utilizing Local History in the K-12 Classroom.” This year’s workshop will focus on World War I in Northeast Alabama.
The workshop will be held on January 25, 2018, 8 am to 2 pm, in Rooms 101 and 102 of the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center.
As many as 50 local K-12 educators may attend the workshop. Presentations will include “Alabama Nightingales: World War I Nurses at Home and Abroad” (Ms. Haley Aaron); “Using Artifacts and Kinesthetic Learning to Teach World War I“(Ms. Kelly Gwarjanski); “Great War in the Heart of Dixie: The Alabama Homefront in World War I” (Dr. Marty Oliff); “(Northeast) Alabama’s Role in World War I” (Dr. Ruth Truss).
Dr. Julia Everett, librarian and co-writer of the grant that funded this event noted, “Blake Wilhelm and I are excited to offer professional development opportunities that are close to home and feature outstanding presenters for our K-12 teachers.” Mr. Wilhelm, archivist and co-writer of the grant, believes that “The World War I centennial anniversary seemed like a natural time to explore this topic as our theme.”
"Our staff does a great job with this program and it is an excellent community service," stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. "We are very appreciative of the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) for their help with this. The AHF is a highly regarded organization and does so much to help and support education in Alabama.”
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.
For more information about upcoming events in the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center, go to http://www.nacc.edu/community/library. Registration information for the workshop is also located on that page. E-mail Blake Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418, ext. 2288 with questions regarding the workshop.
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