October 03, 2012

Vulcan Hosts Teaching 1963 Symposium to Prepare for 50th Anniversary of Birmingham Campaign


Birmingham, AL –In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, Vulcan Park and Museum will present a one-day symposium featuring renowned educator Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III that will inspire Birmingham educators to share with a new generation the stories of triumph and struggle from the Civil Rights Movement. Teaching 1963: Integrating Birmingham’s Civil Rights Legacy in the Social Studies Curriculum will take place on Wednesday, October 31, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Vulcan Park and Museum. Led by experts in the fields of history and education, Teaching 1963 is open to public and private school teachers and administrators, as well as the general public. Admission is charged; financial aid is available. For a complete schedule or to register online, log on to www.visitvulcan.com or call 205.933.1409.

Teaching 1963 participants will explore local resources and cultural events suitable for classroom or school-wide projects and acquire components of a grade appropriate one-week unit of study on the Birmingham Campaign ready to implement in their classrooms.


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