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Teaching American History workshop focuses on Louisiana women

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – In conjunction with the national celebration of March as Women’s History Month, Southeastern Louisiana University is sponsoring a workshop for teachers on “Women in Louisiana History from Poverty Point to Katrina.”

     The workshop, scheduled for March 14 at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, is offered through the Teaching American History Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to Southeastern, the Tangipahoa Parish School System, and other educational partners.

     The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 660 N. 4th St. in Baton Rouge. It will provide teachers with knowledge, resources and hands-on activities to observe Women’s History Month in their classroom.

     Participating teachers can earn a $65 stipend and six hours of continuing learning units (CLU’s).

     Sessions will be conducted by Janet Allured of McNeese State University, co-editor of the forthcoming book of essays, “Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times”; Southeastern history instructor Charles Elliott, co-editor of “Carnivals and Conflicts: A Louisiana History Reader”; Ann Trappey, director of the TAH project, and William Robison, head of Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science and TAH academic coordinator.

     Topics will include Louisiana women, Native American women in Louisiana, and problems, methods and examples concerning teaching women’s history. Trappey will lead participants on a museum tour and scavenger hunt, and the four presenters will close the workshop with a session entitled “Survivor: The Louisiana Women Edition.”

     The workshop is open to all teachers, with priority given to American and Louisiana history instructors.

     To register or for more information, contact Trappey at, 985-748-2443 (phone), or 985-748-2445 (fax).

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