Teaching of History conference to be held on campus September 15

Interested in the teaching of history? The UNT Department of History is hosting the annual Teaching of History Conference on Saturday, September 15 at the Business Leadership Building. This conference is open to the public but may be especially worthwhile for those who teach grades 4-12 or at the survey level in college.

There are three tracks: Texas History, U.S. History and World History. Presentation topics include "New Directions in the History of the Civil Rights Movement," Historical Frameworks for Understanding the Arab Spring," and "New Perspectives on the Federal Constitution." Guest speakers include Dr. Sam Haynes (University of Texas at Arlington), Dr. Todd Moye (University of North Texas), Dr. Owen Stanwood (Boston College), Dr. Light Cummins (Austin College), Dr. Alan Gallay (Texas Christian University), Dr. Nancy Stockdale (University of North Texas), Dr. Robert Citino (University of North Texas), Dr. Ricky Dobbs (Texas A&M University at Commerce) and Dr. Christian Fritz (University of New Mexico School of Law). 

Speakers will emphasize course content, but they will also provide bibliographies of the most important studies relative to their topics and offer suggestions concerning teaching methods. The conference's objective is to offer a day of informative and stimulating presentations and thereby aid in improving the teaching of history. The theme of the 2012 Conference, "Turning Points in History: People, Places & Events," provides an opportunity to hear outstanding scholars discuss topics relating to events that shaped Texas, the United States, and the World.

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UNT students: free
UNT faculty and staff: $15
All others: $30

CPE credit hours offered.

Please register by September 10 through Laura Zelman, History Department Laura.Zelman@unt.edu or 940-565-3197.