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Teacher workshop to focus on World Wars in conjunction with Veteran's Day

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – In conjunction with Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a workshop to prepare teachers to observe the federal holiday in their classrooms.

     The workshop, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, is offered through the Teaching American History (TAH) grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to Southeastern, the Tangipahoa Parish School System, and other community partners.

     The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fayard Hall, room 101, and is open to all teachers with priority given to those who teach American and Louisiana history. Lunch will be provided.

     Participants can earn six hours of continuing learning units (CLUs) and a $65 stipend for the workshop, said William Robison, head of Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science and TAH academic coordinator.

     Robison said the workshop will give teachers “innovative teaching methods and technical tricks” for observing Veterans Day. The workshop will feature presentations by Southeastern history and political science faculty.

     History professors Craig Saucier and Harry Laver will present sessions on World War I and World War II  and will team up to explain “How to Teach This Stuff.” Jennifer Powers of the Louisiana Department of Education and Ann Trappey, TAH project director, will also present “Preparing for World War III: Using Released LEAP Test Questions in the Classroom.”

     Pre-registration is required. Participants can register by contacting Trappey at, (985) 748-2443 (phone) or (985) 748-2445 (fax).

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