Teachers from Virginia to Delaware attended two free “Making a Change” professional development workshops in January, sponsored by Wells Fargo. Of the 211 teachers who applied, 70 were accepted. They learned how civil rights activists used the First Amendment as a vehicle for social change and discussed ways to use Newseum civil rights resources in the classroom.
Program highlights included the curatorial session, where teachers got to examine historic front pages from our collection. Teachers also shared how they planned to use the content once they were back in the classroom: “More than anything, I will share this content with other teachers who teach social studies,” said Maiba Bodrick of Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va. “I co-teach a social studies/English class – I’m the English portion – and the website tools are applicable to both subjects.”
Many of the free resources shared in the workshops are still available online, so click here to access the content.
Wells Fargo is the exclusive sponsor of this professional development workshop.