Workshop for K-12 Educators
"The Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address"
With Harold Holzer, lead scholar
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
This one-day workshop for K-12 educators will explore two of the most important texts in American history, both of which are 150-years-old this year: The Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. During the day we will examine carefully the text of both documents, examine the political and social culture from which they sprung, and the impacts they had both in their own day and through American history.
The day will consists of a lecture/discussion with Dr. Holzer and a series of interactive workshops in which participants will be able to examine first-hand a variety of historic texts and images from the American Antiquarian Society’s rich collections of pre-1876 imprints. These materials will not only contextualize the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address but will also examine the broader issues of race relations in nineteenth-century America, the abolition of slavery and the Civil War. Investigating and examining a variety of primary sources and discussing how to use them effectively in the classroom will be a major component of the day. Participants will receive materials for use in their classrooms and professional development points for attending the session.
Harold Holzer is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, Holzer serves as chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, successor organization to the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC), to which he was appointed by President Clinton in 2000, and co-chaired from 2001–2010. President Bush, in turn, awarded Holzer the National Humanities Medal in 2008.
Harold Holzer has authored, co-authored, and edited 43 books. His latest books are How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, the official young adult companion book to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln film; and Emancipating Lincoln: The Emancipation Proclamation In Text, Context, and Memory (Harvard University Press).
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