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Teaching Thoreau: A Conversation with Educators

Join Jayne Gordon as she engages educational professionals in a conversation about teaching Thoreau in today’s classroom.

Jayne Gordon, a member of the Thoreau Society Board of Directors, has worked for decades as a public historian, educator, administrator, and consultant at numerous historical organizations and literary sites. She recently directed two National Endowment for the Humanities workshops for teachers from across the nation on Thoreau in Concord. She lives in Damariscotta, Maine.
Darrin Berard
English Department, Lowell High School and University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Dr. Carol Graham
Reading and Language Arts Specialist, Kootenai County School District, Idaho
Dr. Kent A. McConnell
Department of History Chair, Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire
Jim Rittenhouse
NEH Thoreau Workshops Teacher-Facilitator, History Department, Aurora Public Schools, Colorado
Crystal Spackman
English Department, Murray High School, Murray UT
Anne Wenzel
Department of Elsewhere: Transdisciplinary Writing and Art, Arkansas Arts Academy, Rogers, AR


Oct 31 2020


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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