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Faculty Book Talk: Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts (Two-Part D...

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Jefferson Community and Technical College

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Amy Liebert will lead this two-part discussion on the book Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts by Samuel Wineburg starting on the downtown campus in Library Room 103 from 4-5:30 PM on 11/9 and concluding on the Southwest campus from 4-5:30 PM on 11/16; participants are encouraged to attend both sessions.


Books will be provided for those who register by Oct. 20th and will be distributed no later than Nov. 1.

About the event: The place and meaning of history is currently very much alive in the public discourse, and our students will be a part of this debate both in and out of the classroom. In this book, author Sam Wineburg breaks down what it means to 'think like an historian', and the way different disciplines and the public approach the past. This includes an exploration of the kind of critical thinking historians engage in, as well as the challenges and opportunities this presents for our students. Participants will read the book and come to two discussion sessions where we will view some short videos from the author and talk about how to use these concepts in our own classrooms. Teachers of all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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