Provided through generous support by Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources.
Apply for a fully-funded Project-Based Learning online workshop opportunity! May 12th & 14th, 2022
Educurious invites educators to apply for a unique professional development opportunity. This workshop will be facilitated entirely online. Educurious will share our newly developed unit Kể Chuyện: Vietnamese American Experiences. Students will draw on the vast primary source materials of the Library of Congress to explore Vietnamese American stories.
Students begin this unit by exploring the theme of humanity and community through a discussion of the many factors that influence the development of personal identities. The students learn the stories of Vietnamese Americans who experienced displacement and resettlement after the fall of Saigon in the 1970s. Students listen to oral histories in order to respond to the unit driving question – What can the experiences of displaced people teach us about community, recovery, and humanity? Throughout this unit students draw on what they are learning to create a podcast that explores the responsibilities of individuals and communities in order to stand in solidarity with people facing displacement and resettlement.
Professional Learning Objectives
- Develop PBL teaching practices and prepare to teach Kể Chuyện: Vietnamese American Experiences
- Deepen understanding of high-quality, rigorous project-based learning.
- Build a network of educators to collaborate with and learn from.
- Learn strategies for finding and engaging with primary sources.
Applications are open to Educators in all 50 states. This unit is targeted toward middle school grade levels and can be adapted for high school grade levels. Accepted participants who complete the workshop will receive a $200 stipend.