About the Workshop

Teachers in this one-week workshop will participate in field trips and learn to use oral histories and other primary sources to examine differing perspectives on geography, history, and cultural aspects of Route 66. Using an inquiry-based approach, we have structured the week by compelling questions that require an integrated and investigative approach, which mirrors what you can do with your students.

This hybrid approach (2 online sessions and 5 days of in-residence) will provide you an opportunity to:

  • Examine the compelling question What is Route 66: How has its unique geography, history, material culture, and literature shaped intersections and diverging perspectives on America’s most famous road?
  • Explore place based and land education pedagogy
  • Examine oral histories and archival research methods
  • Engage with current residents along Route 66
  • Build relevant materials for your students using an inquiry approach
  • Collaborate with colleagues, Humanities and Curricular experts

Session 1

  • Online synchronous: June 3, 2023
  • Residential: July 10-14, 2023
  • Online synchronous: August 19, 2023

Session 2

  • Online synchronous: June 10, 2023
  • Residential: July 17-21, 2023
  • Online synchronous: August 26, 2023
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