Volume 5 • Issue 1 2007 spring Home
What's Happening To History In the Classroom?
professor theodore rabb
Professor Theodore Rabb of Princeton University, keynote speaker at March 23 History Issues Convention.
Gazette Readers are cordially invited to attend an important conference on teaching history and the social studies in New Jersey:  the 14th annual New Jersey History Issues Convention.  The theme is "What's Happening to History in the Classroom."  The main sponsors are the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Advocates for New Jersey History, and New Jersey Council for History Education. 

When:  Friday, March 23rd, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: The War Memorial Building
Trenton, NJ (next to the State House)

The morning session will focus on whether history is becoming a neglected subject in our state's classrooms, and if so what we can do about it.  The keynote speaker will be Professor Theodore K. Rabb of Princeton University, a nationally recognized authority on the value of history education.   The morning will also include a panel discussion on this issue, featuring classroom teachers, school administrators, and state officials.  

The afternoon will be a fun and informative series of workshops on how schools can cooperate with historic sites and museums in order to enrich the quality of history education.  

The convention is open to historians, teachers, anyone who wants to make sure that future generations learn about the history of our state and nation.  Teachers will receive professional development credit.

The registration fee is $35.  For a registration form and conference brochure, visit the website newjerseyhistory.org and scroll down to the link  "History Issues Convention – March 23, 2007"  You can also call the New Jersey Historical Commission at 609-984-3458 or send email to njhc@sos.state.nj.us