Teaching Compensated Emancipation: Resources for Educators

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DC History Center

801 K Street NW

McEvoy Auditorium

Washington, DC 20001

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Teaching Compensated Emancipation: Resources for Educators

Presented by: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Calling all educators! This session will help 12th grade teachers prepare to teach the topic of Compensated Emancipation.

This session on Compensated Emancipation will include hands-on access to a selection of primary and secondary source materials in the Kiplinger Research Library; a guided discussion with a content expert (Peter Hanes, DC Emancipation Commemoration Coordinator); demonstrations of classroom activities; and a tour of the Hall of History, which includes a timeline addressing D.C. political history and the 2005 declaration of April 16 as an official legal holiday. Through this session, teachers will:

- identify, understand, and analyze key moments and issues relating to the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act and the 21st- century struggle to commemorate the 1862 freeing of more than 3,000 enslaved people in D.C.
- learn how to utilize primary and secondary sources related to slavery, compensated emancipation, and civic engagement in the classroom.
- receive a research guide and digital downloads of primary and secondary sources to use in the classroom

This workshop is geared toward 12th grade teachers and will address curriculum such as Unit 2 – Changing Neighborhoods, Changing City; DC Content Power Standard 12.DC.7 (Describe the effect the Civil War had on life in Washington, DC, and explain the effects of Compensated Emancipation and the Emancipation Proclamation on the city); and Cornerstone 2 (Compensated Emancipation: What makes a law just?); however, the content will be helpful to all teachers of D.C. history.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the 2019 DC History Conference.

Dates: November 24, 2019

Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Length of Event: 2 hours

Location: 801 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Discipline: Social Studies/History/Geography, Civics/ Government

Grades: 12th

Tickets: 15


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801 K Street NW

McEvoy Auditorium

Washington, DC 20001

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