Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About is a thought provoking new exhibit at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, OH. The exhibit features five challenging objects from Ohio Historical Society collections that focus on the nature of stereotypes and the construction of personal identity.
The Creative Learning Factory will be hosting a series of webinars designed to help educators learn more about the history of the objects featured in Controversy 2 and identify strategies for using such objects to teach about race and racism in the social studies classroom.
The cost is $20 per webinar ($15 for members) and participants will recieve a certificate for 2 contact hours.
Please visit http://www.creativelearningfactory.org for more information and to register.
Remaining webinars include:
Bowling Pins with Ethnic Caricatures
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The toy bowling set includes pins which feature early 20th century stereotypes of people of various ethnicities.
Historical Background Presenter: Elizabeth Higgins, History Curator, OHS
Historical Thinking Facilitator: Becki Trivison, Creative Learning Engineer, Creative Learning Factory
Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Currier & Ives Darktown prints feature Afican Americans in stereotypical and negative caricatures.
Historical Background Presenter: Cliff Eckle, History Curator, OHS
Historical Thinking Facilitator: Molly Uline-Olmstead, Creative Learning Engineer, Creative Learning Factory
Paul Laurence Dunbar Poem
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The draft of the Dunbar poem entitled “Scamp” is written in a stereotypical southern African American dialect.
Historical Background Presenter: Lisa Wood, AV Curator, OHS
Historical Thinking Facilitator: Tutti Jackson, Creative Learning Engineer, Creative Learning Factory