Workshops Prepare Educators for War Bicentennial
COLUMBUS – Despite being the nation’s first declared war, the War of 1812 has only recently garnered significant national attention. The Creative Learning Factory at the Ohio Historical Society will be facilitating workshops to provide K-12 teachers and community college faculty with information on and resources for teaching about this little known conflict.
“Although it has been known as ‘the Forgotten War,’ this was a defining moment and crucial test for the early republic,” said Stacia Kuceyeski, Director of Educational Partnerships and Outreach for the Ohio Historical Society. “This workshop will allow educators to assess what we now know and reassess how we teach this conflict that is so important to our understanding of early American History.”
These week-long workshops are funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and will take place in late July and early August. The workshops will include lectures by leading scholars and visits to historical sites in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan including Fort Meigs, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument, and the River Raisin Battlefield. There are 130 school teachers and community college faculty members from across the nation registered to participate.
Dr. Betsy Hedler, Project Director
The Creative Learning Factory at the Ohio Historical Society