WHA Committee on Teaching and Public Education

If you are interested in meeting fellow educators of western history and learning about new teaching methods for the classroom, please check out some of the following events at the conference in Tucson next month!

View the official event flyer here: WHA Teaching and Innovation

Join us for the 53rd Annual Conference of the WHA, “Vital Signs: Earth, Power, Lives.”

Meet fellow educators & learn innovative teaching methods! Earn Continuing Education Units through the University of Notre Dame. Contact Brian Collier ( to learn how.

The conference is co-convened by the WHA and the Library of Congress—Teaching with Primary Sources.

Committee on Teaching and Public Education Events

Note: Please check the conference program for event locations. While we encourage you to attend many of the fine panels and events offered at the WHA conference, the following events are specifically targeted toward K-12 Teachers. The registration fee for K-12 teachers is $80 for the conference or $20 for a single day. Register by September 13, 2013 at

For further information on the WHA Conference, contact Lindsey Passenger Wieck at: (616-706-4730)
or Linda Sargent Wood at:

Thursday, October 10, 2013
-10:00 am – 11:45 am: Roundtable: Teacher and Scholar: Working with Your Local K-12 Schools. Chair Linda Sargent Wood, and featuring noted scholars Patricia Nelson Limerick, David M. Wrobel, Scott L. Stabler, Anne F. Hyde, Patricia Loughlin, and Brian S. Collier

Friday, October 11, 2013
-7:00 am – 8:00 am: K-12 Teacher Breakfast Reception – ticket not required

-8:30 am – 10:00 am: Roundtable: Historical Activism in our Schools: Content and Conquest Chair Carlos Blanton, and featuring noted scholars Stephen Amerman, Matt Sakiestewa Gilbert, Laura K. Munoz, and Danielle Olden.

-10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Using Tourism, Gender, and Race in the American History Classroom. Chair Brian S. Collier, and featuring scholars and teachers engaging the current scholarship of tourism, gender, and race in the classroom.

-12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: Teachers and Authors Book Luncheon
Please RSVP at; this event is open to RSVP’ed attendees only.

-2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Teaching the Vital Signs: K-12 Teachers and the Western Environment Chair Leisl Carr Childers, University of Northern Iowa and featuring the Winners of the 2013 Charles Redd Center K-12 Teaching Western History Award

Saturday, October 12, 2013
-8:30 am – 10:00 am: Methodologies for Teaching Frontiers, Borderlands, and Imagined Places. Chair Lindsey Passenger Wieck, and featuring scholars and teachers examining borderlands history.

-10:30 am – 12:00 noon: Primary Sources All Around Us: Teaching Using Space and Place. Chair Matthew S. Makley, and featuring scholars and teachers conducting spatial analysis.

1 comment on “WHA Committee on Teaching and Public Education

  1. Kendra Moore

    Thanks for posting this everyone! I am looking forward to attending some sessions!

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