Don't Know Much

Conversations- “Know More,” an online series with the National Council for History Education

History Matters. Let’s Talk About It 
Dear Educators,
In the next few weeks, while some of us are staying home during the Covid-10 pandemic, I’d like to share my love of history with you. Working with the National Council for History Education, I will conduct virtual visits with students and teachers around the country.

These “Know More” sessions will take place on May 27 and June 3. Each will begin at 1:30 PM ET and last for 45 minutes to an hour.
You can learn more and register at the National Council for History Education website.
Here is what we will talk about:

•In our first get-together (May 20), we talked about the worst pandemic in modern history— the Spanish flu — and what it had to do with the First World War. And we’ll also look at what lessons we can take from the Spanish flu pandemic today.


      •In our second talk (May 27), we will discuss the history of slavery in the United States and the stories of five people who were enslaved by four U.S. presidents. 

       •This is an election year. So our third session (June 3) will be about how we elect a president. Come to mention it, why do we even have one?

Don’t Know Much About® the American Presidents (Hyperion paperback-April 15, 2014)

Each of these sessions will be a conversation— not a lecture. There won’t be any quick quizzes, tests, or papers to turn in. All you need to bring is your curiosity and your questions.

If you are a student from the middle or high school grades, I hope to see you there. Teachers and parents are welcome to join in as well as we talk about what we should learn from the past.

Space is limited. But we want you to be there. History matters. Now more than ever. When you have questions, ask!


Posted on May 26, 2020

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