Sent on Behalf of Richard Zukowski
The West Virginia Council for the Social Studies
The West Virginia Council for the Social Studies is hosting its annual conference for teachers of all grade levels on July 18, 2022, at Grafton High School in Taylor County. Attached is a form to determine interest and request for presentations. Please fill out and more information will be sent in late April and May. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Richard Zukowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent on Behalf of
Dr. Eric Waggoner, Executive Director
West Virginia Humanities Council
I write with pleasure to say that the West Virginia Humanities Council is embarked on developing a new ongoing educational resource project, designed to support teachers and students of civics, history (local, state, and national), and social studies across multiple grade levels.
With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ special initiative “A More Perfect Union,” the Council is working with teachers to develop a “Civics Toolkit” for public release through e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia Online.
As we plan and design this ongoing multimedia resource, we seek input from active teachers in the relevant subject areas, to help us shape the toolkit’s content and format.
The survey is live, and may be accessed through the URL included in the body of the attached letter.
With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ special initiative “A More Perfect Union,” the West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the NEH, seeks to develop a “Civics Toolkit” for use by K-12 state/national history and social studies teachers and students.
This toolkit, consisting of primary historical documents and multimedia supporting materials, will be designed to promote civics education (knowledge of the operational rules and processes of state, local, and U.S. government) and civic engagement (awareness of how direct individual participation in civic or public life can positively impact state, local, or national conditions). The Council seeks to offer this toolkit through e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia Online, alongside and supported by that reference work’s established educational resources such as lesson plans and interactive media.
The Council seeks direct input from K-12 subject area instructors as we plan and develop this toolkit. Accessible at the URL listed below, this brief survey will help the West Virginia Humanities Council develop its Civics Toolkit by soliciting feedback from teachers of West Virginia or U.S. History, Social Studies, and/or Civics.
Please respond in detail to all questions, as applicable to your field or teaching focus.
Responses are requested by April 30, 2022.
Civics Toolkit Survey URL: https://wvhumanitiescouncil.formstack.com/forms/civics_survey
Dr. Eric Waggoner
West Virginia Humanities Council
Belfer National Conference for Educators
Free Virtual Sessions Monday, June 27–Wednesday, June 29
Designed to support accurate, meaningful teaching about the Holocaust, the Belfer National Conference for Educators is the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s flagship event for secondary school educators across the country.
Please visit the registration website to learn more and to sign up for this FREE conference!