Sharp Teaching Symposium explores new ways of looking at history

Russian posterHigh school teachers and community college professors will explore new ways to teach history when SMU’s William P. Clements Department of History hosts the 2008 Stanton Sharp Teaching Symposium Feb. 9 in Dallas Hall. The symposium offers discussions with some of SMU’s most distinguished history professors, who will talk about new scholarship and research materials in their areas of expertise and ways of presenting them to students.

Topics will include the American and Russian Revolutions, the Vietnam War, Native Americans in the 20th century, Mexicans in American history, Americans from Africa, Egypt in the age of Tutankhamen, approaches to teaching Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and using the World Wide Web to teach U.S. cultural history.

The $15 registration fee ($7.50 for graduate students) includes lunch. Teachers may earn continuing education credit if enrolled in each of the three sessions. Find more information and an online registration form at the History Department website.