MHS offers teachers workshop to use history across the curriculum

Workshop topics will include things like talking about things like getting girls and women equal opportunities in sports under Title 9. This is Butte’s Sacred Heart 1936 field ball championship team.
Photo courtesy of Tom Cook

The Montana Historical Society is offering educators a free workshop on using Montana history to engage students in fun and interesting ways in other curriculums in the classroom.
The workshops will be in April in Lewistown, Glasgow, Chinook and Cut Bank and are open to teachers in surrounding areas. The free workshops also carry six OPI renewal units for teachers.
The morning session involves “visual thinking strategies” using teacher led discussions of art images to teach ways to teach art through social studies and other subjects. Charlie Russell images and other Power Point lessons and teacher aides will be given to teachers who take the workshop.
The afternoon will introduce teachers to other ready to use lesson plans from MHS using hands on history footlockers and analyzing survey data to help them understand change over time.
The workshops will be led by Jim Schulz, a nationally recognized history and science educator with over 30 years teaching experience. He has won numerous teacher awards including Disney American Teacher of the Year for Middle School in 2000.
Interested teachers must register at www.montanahistoricalsociety.org. At top of the home page, click on “Education and Events” then click “Conferences and Workshops.”
Here is the schedule and location of the workshops. Teachers can also register with local co-sponsors:
• Lewistown – Saturday, April 8, cosponsored by the Central Montana Museum.
• Glasgow – Monday, April 10, cosponsored by Valley County Pioneer Museum.
• Chinook – Tuesday, April 11, cosponsored by Blaine County Museum.
• Cut Bank – Wednesday, April 12, cosponsored by Glacier County Museum.

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