Teaching Indigenous Presence and Perspectives - Session for Schools

  • Ford, A. (Organiser)
  • Caroline Dodds Pennock (Organiser)
  • David Stirrup (Organiser)
  • Jackie Fear-Segal (Organiser)

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Schools History Project, the University of Sheffield, and the Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies at the University of York are delighted to be working with educators, academics and Indigenous partners on a project aimed at improving the teaching of Indigenous American histories in the UK, empowering teachers to bring Indigenous histories and perspectives into the classroom. There is a funded opportunity for two classroom practitioners to apply to be involved in this work.

In the first phase of this project, we are seeking to bring together academics and teachers for a day conference on Tuesday 23 January 2024 at the University of Sheffield, supported by the University of Sheffield's Knowledge Exchange fund. (There will also be an optional networking dinner on the evening of Monday 22 January 2024.)
The aims of this day conference will be:
To consider the support and challenges faced by teachers wishing to bring Indigenous American presence and perspectives into their curricula.
To lay the groundwork for future work to develop a set of workshops and resources to empower teachers to engage with Indigenous American presence and perspectives in their history classrooms.
To create a peer learning environment for teachers to build confidence in engaging with
Indigenous American presence and perspectives in history.
Period23 Jan 2024