Lessons on Recognizing and Creating Inclusive Neighborhoods and Communities
As our schools continue to operate remotely, the Oregon Historical Society remains committed to supporting the teaching of Oregon history in meaningful ways. In accordance with our mission and in support of teachers working to implement the Ethnic Studies initiative, as directed by HB 2845/HB 2023, the Oregon Historical Society is providing professional development webinars for educators on our Experience Oregon curriculum. These webinars will help students make connections between the diverse peoples who have shaped our state's history and society with current events, and allow students to see themselves as makers of history. Pre-workshop assignments will be emailed one week in advance; please register by October 1 to receive assignments from the instructor.
Ability Accommodation Information
This event provides the following accommodations:
- Handicap Accessible
This workshop introduces educators to the Kindergarten and Grades 1–2 units’ pre-visit, museum visit, and post-visit lessons created in coordination with the Oregon Historical Society’s 7,000-square-foot, permanent exhibit, Experience Oregon. The lessons are designed to be used regardless of whether students visit the exhibit, and they all include links to the resources and worksheets necessary to complete the lessons.
Through primary sources and artifacts, students will gain knowledge about communities, museums, and historical objects. The curriculum integrates elements of various educational approaches, including inquiry, standards-based curriculum, and project- and place-based learning. Attendees will learn about the essential understandings anchoring this curriculum and will gain hands-on experience with lessons from the unit. The workshop materials include support for all learners, applications to state standards, and minor modifications needed for distance learning.
This is part one of a two-workshop series that includes asynchronous learning between sessions. The second workshop takes places on Wednesday, October 28 from 3:30pm – 5pm, and 6 PDUs will be available on request after the completion of both modules.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and by the PGE Foundation.
Sarah Anderson is an educator, curriculum writer, and author of the book Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education across the Curriculum. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is the place-based education coordinator for the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science. Learn more about her work at https://bringingschooltolife.com/.