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2014 Annual Meeting

Spaulding UniversityThe 39th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History took place on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Spalding University in Louisville. The speakers and discussion sessions focused on civil rights and acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the U.S. 1964 Civil Rights Act. Participants also attended the reception on Friday the 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor at Spalding’s Mansion, 851 S. Fourth Street, Louisville.

The Mansion

The Mansion, Spalding U

See the Facebook event page with commentary as well as the Google+ slideshow of pictures from the meeting.

THE LEGACY OF THE U.S. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
PROGRAM

9 AM Registration and Light Breakfast, Spalding U’s Egan Leadership Center, 901 S. Fourth Street, Louisville 40203

Cate Fosl

Dr. Cate Fosl

10 AM Welcome by Dr. Pattie Dillon and Introduction of Dr. Cate Fosl, Keynote Speaker, Egan Leadership Center, Lectorium

“The Dynamite Was Fear: Black Freedom, Red Scare in Kentucky, 1954”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Catherine Fosl, University of Louisville Women’s and Gender Studies

11:15 AM Break Out Sessions for Discussion

  • A Conversation with the Keynoter, Dr. Catherine Fosl (UofL), Egan Leadership Center, Lectorium
  • Charles Flanagan (National Archives and Records Administration), “A Discussion on Primary Sources and the Earle C. Clements Papers,” The Mansion 301
  • Jaimie Marie Burton (UK Libraries), “Taking the Gloves Off: Archives and Primary Sources in the Undergraduate Classroom,” The Mansion 208
    Step into the exciting world of infinite opportunities for undergraduate learning through the eyes of the Education & Outreach program at the University of Kentucky’s Special Collections Research Center. The presentation will consist of an overview of key program components, including methods for working with faculty, the materials selection process, developing an exercise worksheet, and assessing student learning. Attendees will engage in a hands-on active learning exercise as part of the session.
  • Stacie Williams (UK Libraries) and Heidi Taylor-Caudill (UK Collections Intern), “Immigrants in the Coal Fields,” Digital Humanities Project by Heidi Taylor-Caudill and Whitney Hays, The Mansion 205
    This presentation explores how the convergence of journalism-based content management systems (CMS) and archival resources combine to create a unique and interactive tool for discovering history. Students who worked on the project will share their best practices, including perspectives on how they used it for teaching and additionally, provided instruction on using the CMS. One of the managers of the project will discuss challenges and suggestions for using the interactive platforms, and their applications for creating curriculum for various grades through the undergraduate level.

12:30 PM Lunch and Special Guests, Dining Room/Parlor, East Wing, Spalding University’s Mansion

“The Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers in Kentucky: A Partnership between the UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center and the National Archives”
Guest Speaker: Charles Flanigan, National Archives and Records Administration

1 PM KATH Business Meeting (all attendees are considered voting members as a result of paying for KATH registration)

Presentation of student writing awards and KATH Executive Committee elections.

1:45 PM Break Out Sessions for Discussion

  • Stacie Williams (UK Libraries) and Heidi Taylor-Caudill (UK Collections Intern), “Immigrants in the Coal Fields,” Digital Humanities Project by Heidi Taylor-Caudill and Whitney Hays, The Mansion 205
    This presentation explores how the convergence of journalism-based content management systems (CMS) and archival resources combine to create a unique and interactive tool for discovering history. Students who worked on the project will share their best practices, including perspectives on how they used it for teaching and additionally, provided instruction on using the CMS. One of the managers of the project will discuss challenges and suggestions for using the interactive platforms, and their applications for creating curriculum for various grades through the undergraduate level
  • Dr. Linda Levstik (College of Education, UK), “They are rising—all are rising’: Teaching Civil Rights for Civic Purposes,” The Mansion 301
    In 1999, a history teacher in Massachusetts, Scott Culclasure, wrote that because history is our creation, we are responsible to each other for choosing to tell some stories and to leave others untold. In this session we will consider the civic consequences of shifting our historical gaze from pivotal individuals in the civil rights movement to the collective power of ordinary people taking civic action in extraordinary times.
  • Dr. Ryan Crowley (College of Education, UK), “Critical race theory and teaching the U.S. Civil Rights Movement,” The Mansion 208
    This session will introduce a few of the basic tenets of critical race theory and use theses principles to explore an alternative way of looking at iconic civil rights landmarks such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Attendees will explore primary source documents related to these events and discuss how this framework adds to our understanding of the US political landscape that accommodated the passage of civil rights reforms.

In addition, information tables were available for attendees interested in learning more about the Kentucky Virtual Library (with Enid Wohlstein, Director of KYVL) and the H-Kentucky network’s book review process (with Dr. Andrea Watkins, H-Kentucky Book Review Editor).

Download the 2014 program/agenda here (.pdf file, KATH-programAgenda2014).

Fairfield Inn and Suites logoFairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown offered a group rate for KATH meeting attendees at $105.00 per night (10/17/2014 – 10/19/2014). Last day to book by: 9/26/14. Call 502.569.3553 (or FAX 502.569.6992) or book online by visiting their website here.

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