Teaching Hard History: New Perspectives and Untold Stories that will Enhance the Way You Teach
Gateway Arch National Park presents a pair of FREE educator workshops. These workshops will focus on new and interesting ways to integrate underrepresented populations and perspectives into your history and social studies curriculum. The workshop is designed to complement K-12 curriculum. Educators will come away with new content knowledge, primary source documents, classroom activities and best practices for teaching difficult or controversial history topics to their students.
September 12th and 13th 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Education Classroom at Gateway Arch National Park
Hear about new research and understand new perspectives as we explore African American history and women’s history in nineteenth century St. Louis and beyond. Presenters include:
Lynne Jackson, Founder and Director of the Dred and Harriet Scott Foundation, and the great-great granddaughter of the Scotts.
LaGarrett King, Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and the Founder of the Center for Black History Education K-12.
Dr. Robert Moore, National Park Service Historian at Gateway Arch National Park.
October 23rd and 24th 8:30 a. m. - 3:00 p.m. Education Classroom at Gateway Arch National Park
What did Manifest Destiny mean to the indigenous people of North America? Was it progress or was it oppression? Join us as our presenters lead us through a difficult period in our national story.
Dr. Craig Howe, Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies and a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Sarah O’Donnell and Kilan Jacobs of the Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office. Ms. O’Donnell is an archaeologist and NAGPRA Coordinator. Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Osage Nation and a Tribal Research Assistant.
Joseph P. Sánchez, PhD, Director of the Spanish Colonial Research Center, University of New Mexico
Flannery Burke, PH.D. St. Louis University, Dept. of History. Areas: History of the American West, Environmental, Gender, Historical Thinking.
Parking is Free
A box lunch is available for purchase You may register for one or both workshops. Spaces are limited. To register or for more details, please call the Education Office at Gateway Arch National Park at 314-655-1635
We invite you to participate in the Museum Education Program at Gateway Arch National Park. Programs take place at the Old Courthouse and in the new Museum at the Gateway Arch. All programs are aligned with national, state and local standards and are designed for groups of all ages. National park service rangers facilitate audience-centered programs which may include role-playing, decision making, multiple perspectives, analytical thinking, and hands-on activities using replica items and period clothing. The programs are presented year-round, free of charge.
Scheduling Your Visit
Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance. Maximum group size is 30 students (one adult for every ten students). Please allow 50 minutes for each program. Programs at the Old Courthouse begin at the top of the hour. Programs at the Gateway Arch begin at half past the hour.
Programs at the NEW Museum at the Gateway Arch
The new Museum at the Gateway Arch features over 200 years of American history from 1764 to 1965. It details the St Louis’s beginnings as a multicultural outpost for French colonial fur traders that would become a bustling river port and the starting point for wagon trains heading west. The final gallery pays tribute to the construction of the Gateway Arch and the people that brought it to life.
Last updated: September 6, 2019