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April 5, 2002


UW-RF Sponsors Workshop for Teachers

UW-River Falls will sponsor a free, one-day workshop for teachers on what "America" means and how to teach it on Saturday, April 27, at the Wyman Education Building on the campus of UW-RF.

The workshop, "Still Searching for America: Conversations on National Identity," is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to consider questions about national identity. The project includes explorations of the evolving American character, including interactive ways to engage students in authentic intellectual activities in and beyond the classroom.

The activities planned for the workshop are relevant to upper elementary, middle and secondary teachers of social studies, history, language arts or humanities. According to teacher education Professor Geoffrey Scheurman, director of the project, graduate students, teachers and interns are also invited to attend.

Highlights of the workshop will include a visit with the 10 to 26-year-old members of the dance troupe Groove NutZ Crew, a resource fair that offers a new History Alive! unit for only $100, break-out sessions and special technology sessions. There is also a one-credit option for graduate students who wish to earn a 700-level credit toward their MSE program.

To enroll in the workshop, call 715/425-3520 or 425-3230, or e-mail geoffrey.scheurman@uwrf.edu. There is no cost for the workshop, and lunch is guaranteed free if the reservation is made by April 22.


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