Summer Institute 2016: The Reconstruction Era and the Meaning of Democracy

Event details

  • Monday | June 27, 2016 to Wednesday | June 29, 2016
  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus
  • 7733252358

In this year’s Summer Institute, the content focus comes from Facing History and Ourselves’ “Race in America: The Reconstruction Era and the Meaning of Democracy”, one of the organization’s core resources.

Participants will study the choices made and actions taken during the Reconstruction Era, which exposed the fragility of democracy in the United States and ultimately led to the subjugation of millions of African Americans. By examining events from this period, participants will understand how this history helped shape the present and consider how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

By learning about the relationship among freedom, citizenship and equality in the Reconstruction Era and its ties to today, participants will discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies that allow students to understand multiple perspectives; develop their critical thinking, historical and literacy skills; and strengthen their moral decision-making and civic engagement. We have found the concepts and pedagogy of our Summer Institutes to be useful and applicable to all levels and curriculum areas.

The institute, which is free for the first 50 in-service educators who register, provides 21 hours of professional development.

Please see the flyer for more information or or contact us at collaboration@depaul.edu .