MHS Calendar of Events
The Irish Atlantic
10 March 2017 to 22 September 2017 Details
Who decides what should be remembered in public spaces? Is removing a monument the equivalent of erasing history, or should monuments change along with their communities? Join MHS in exploring how monuments and memorials can help students understand history, historical memory, and how national symbols play a critical role in articulating culture and identity. We will discuss examples of monuments and memorials ranging from early American history to the Holocaust, and will engage with the current controversy over the role of Confederate monuments and memorials in communities across the US.
This program is open to all K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs or one graduate credit (for an additional fee).
- Explore WWII and Holocaust commemoration across the globe
- Learn about the history of Confederate monuments in America: When were they erected? Who built them? What do they signify?
- Discuss ways to engage students in conversation on current national debates over Confederate symbols in public spaces
- View and analyze documents and artifacts from the Society's collections