Conflict/Resolution: Civics & Culture in the Social Studies Classroom

Friday, February 18, 2022  from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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Registration open through 2/16/2022 10:59 PM EST


History-Social Sciences Teacher Symposium is a collaboration between ROE #17, ISU Department of History and the McLean County Museum of History.
This symposium is open to all Illinois PreK - 12 History/Social Science Educators, Community Educators, & Pre-Service/Student Teachers
Registration 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Keynote Speaker 8:40 am - 9:40 am
Breakout Sessions 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sessions to include promoting & assessing student inquiry, fostering multiple voices & deliberative discussions, constructing inclusive curriculum in an age of political polarization, content depth, and more.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Keynote
Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Zimmerman is one of the foremost education historians working today. His scholarship has focused broadly on the ways that different peoples have imagined and debated education across time and space. He has a particular interest in how political and social movements come to shape education. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, Zimmerman has written for He has authored books about sex and alcohol education, history and religion in the curriculum, Americans who taught overseas, and historical memory in public schooling. His most recent work examines campus politics in the United States, the teaching of controversial issues in public schools, and the history of college teaching. Dr. Zimmerman holds a Ph.D. in history from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Registration is free. Participants must register.


ROE #17 Teachers are eligible for substitute reimbursement. We will have forms available for you the day of the symposium.


Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours: Units - 6


Illinois State University

Bone Student Center, Schroeder Hall

Normal, IL

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Dr. Richard Hughes, ISU Department of History, at for more info.