Burma VJ: Discover Burma’s Peaceful Revolution in the High School Classroom
Date: January 30 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
In this workshop we will watch parts of Burma VJ, nominated for Best Documentary in 2008, discuss Burma’s uprising in 2007, and discuss the nature of documentary, revolution, and incorporating current events meaningfully in the Social Studies classroom.
Participants will watch, read, write, discuss, and walk away with assignments to use in the high school classroom and more questions about Burma than they had at the start.
This workshop is part of our 2012-2013 Workshop Series.
Complimentary coffee and tea will be served.
Credit Option: This workshop is part of the “Oregon Writing Project Series”. Each workshop in the Oregon Writing Project Series can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series.
Instructor: Santha Cassell, M.A.T.
About the Instructor
Santha Cassell M.A.T. ‘00 spent 6 years teaching English at Roosevelt High School. After a year’s leave to learn Spanish in Oaxaca, Mexico with her family, Cassell continued her teaching career at Riverdale High School where she taught English, History, Senior Exhibition and Culinary Arts. She is currently an instructional specialist at Madison High School, as well as a compulsive and joyful reader of fiction and non-fiction, novels, essays, periodicals, and stories. Her favorite thing about teaching is when her students use the stories of their lives as doorways to learning about the world.
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