Southeastern history faculty to teach at A+PEL American Studies Conference June 19

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Three members of Southeastern Louisiana University’s history faculty will lead the annual American Studies Conference of the Associate Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) with a focus on Andrew Jackson’s campaign in the Battle of New Orleans.
    The conference will be held Friday, June 19, at the LABI Conference Center, 3113 Valley Creek Drive in Baton Rouge. Cost to attend the conference, which is intended for elementary and secondary social studies teachers, is $25, which is reimbursed following conference attendance. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and eight CLUs awarded. Reservations should be made by June 15 by going to the organization’s website Southeastern history instructor and conference coordinator Charles Elliott said this year’s summer program is titled “After-Battle Report: Jackson’s New Orleans Campaign in Retrospect and in Your Classroom.”
    The program will include presentations on “Andrew Jackson’s Battle of New Orleans: a Bicentennial Reappraisal” by Professor of History Harry S. Laver, a specialist in American military history; and “The War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans, and Great Power Politics: A Long-term International Perspective” by William B. Robison, professor of history head of the Southeastern Department of History and Political Science.
    Elliott will lecture on “Old Hickory in New Orleans: The View from Jackson Square,” which he describes as a “Go there, Know where reconsideration.”
    The program will conclude with a panel discussion “Heads-ups, Hands-ons, and Hand-outs: Taking (and Talking) the Fight into Your Classroom: Exploring Jackson’s New Orleans Campaign with Articles, Excerpts and Primary Documents.” Participating in the panel will be conference faculty, staff and attending teachers.
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