Do You Want to Learn More About Labor History AND receive 7 hours of CPDU Credit?
Chicago Labor History Workshop and Tour: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 9am-4:30pm
Sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society, the Chicago Metro History Education Center, and the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at DePaul University
REGISTER HERE: http://tinyurl.com/ou9nr85 Space is limited, so register today!
Location: DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus, Chicago (room to be announced) Find driving and public transportation directions: here
Cost: Free to all teachers who are members of the Illinois Labor History Society. Membership costs $30. Membership will help pay for the bus tour, lunch, a packet of primary source documents, a map of Chicago Labor History Sites, and includes a one year membership to ILHS.
Morning Session: Sources
The Teaching with Primary Sources program at DePaul University will join the Illinois Labor History Society to provide an interactive workshop for teachers to learn about the availability of primary sources that can support their teaching of Illinois Labor History. Participating teachers will have the opportunity to explore the Library of Congress’s rich collection of millions of digital primary sources, and participate in an interactive discussion and activities designed to use these materials to engage students, promote critical thinking, and construct knowledge about our State’s labor history.
Afternoon Session: Chicago Labor History Tour
Teachers will board a bus, and embark on a tour led by Dr. Jeff Helgeson to some of the most important sites of labor history in society, including Haymarket Square, the Haymarket Memorial, the Stockyard Gate, and more. Teachers will receive a labor tour map of Chicago that will include even more sites they can visit on their own after the tour. At each stop the teachers will receive a copy of at least one primary source relating to that location. By the end of the tour, teachers will have built a packet of primary sources about Illinois Labor History to use in their classrooms.
Meet the Instructors:
David Bates, Teaching with Primary Sources, DePaul University
Dave Bates earned his PhD in history from the University of Illinois in 2012. His dissertation examined labor organizing in Chicago stockyards in the early 20th century. Before coming to TPS-DePaul Dr. Bates served as an online teaching assistant for the University of Illinois’ School of Labor and Employment Relations and a summer instructor for the University’s Labor Education Program.
Jeffrey Helgeson, Texas State University
Jeff Helgeson received his PhD in U.S. history from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2008. His book Striving in Black Chicago: Ambition, Activism, and Accommodation from the New Deal to Harold Washington, examines how black Chicagoans developed a unique political culture through the everyday struggle to access housing, job opportunities, and political power in a city that was both “the capital of black America” and one of the most segregated and unequal places in the nation. Since 2002 he has been the administrative director of the Labor Trail, a collaborative project of the Chicago Center for Working Class Studies.
Stephanie Seawell, Illinois Labor History Society
Stephanie Seawell is the Executive Director of the Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS). She graduated from the University of Illinois with her PhD in 2014. Her research focuses on African America, Urban, Labor and Environmental History. Since joining the ILHS this past fall, Stephanie has helped lead Illinois labor history workshops and tours for teachers and union members.