Wayland Faculty Member Invited to Present Seminar at International Social Studies Conference

Kurt Walters H`11, co-chair of Wayland Academy’s history and social studies department, has been invited to present at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference in Austin, Texas this November. Walters will co-lead a session with Dean Vesperman, a professor at the University of Wisconsin—Rivers Falls entitled “How to Teach Brexit.”
 
Their talk will focus on lesson plans and teaching strategies teachers can use to introduce Brexit and connect this series of events with other units of study. Key points of their lecture include helping students understand the motives for Brexit, consider the legal, social, economic, and political ramifications of leaving the European Union, and place the current events in historical context.
 
The conference organized by the NCSS, the Texas Council for the Social Studies, and National Council for Geographic Education is the largest annual gathering of K-12 social studies classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, district and state social studies supervisors, international educators, and social studies discipline leaders. It is anticipated to attract more than 3,500 educators to attend 600 different sessions from November 22 to 24.
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