Professional Development Course Application: Alaskan Educators Engage Archives Documenting Indigenous Enslavement

See Stories is offering a free 3-credit class for Alaskan teachers and professionals who work with 6th - 12th grade youth. 

In this course you will explore place-based history of Indigenous enslavement through original research connecting stories of Indigenous enslavement to the unique place where you live and teach. The course will include guest presentations from Alaska Native scholars, culture bearers, historians, and educators. Participants in the course will design meaningful lesson plans that support your 6th - 12th grade students to engage with archival sources related to the history of Indigenous enslavement in Alaska. 

The course will use a culturally responsive, trauma-informed lens. Participants will explore cultural bias in primary sources and strategies for how to Indigenize primary source research in the classroom by engaging elders and community members. 

This course will meet the Alaska Studies course requirement of the State of Alaska. 

Cost: FREE! This Teacher Professional Development course is generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

All 8 sessions are required.  Mark these times on your calendar!!

Th Sept 5, 4pm - 6:30 pm
Sat Sept 14, 9am - 1 pm
Sat Sept 28, 
9am - 1 pm
Th Oct 10, 
4pm - 6:30 pm
Sat Oct 26, 
9am - 1 pm
Th Nov 7, 
4pm - 6:30 pm
Th Nov 21, 
4pm - 6:30 pm
Sat Dec 7, 
9am - 1 pm

Apply By: Monday, June 10, 2024

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