Online Introduction to Creating and Using Historic Decisions Issue Guides

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET Panel Discussion via Zoom   
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm ET Networking among participants 


Join museum and humanities educators from across the country for an online introduction to creating issue guides for deliberating about historic decisions. Looking at history from a deliberative perspective expands our sense of who can be a political actor and where political actions can occur. Deliberative forums where participants weigh the benefits and drawbacks of various approaches to a past problem offer new insights into history and to the role of citizens.  Historic decision issue guides are often used by teachers with middle and high school students. For information on deliberation, click here and for examples of historic decisions issue guides, click here. This workshop is hosted by the National Issues Forums Institute and based on what has been learned from cooperative research projects with the Kettering Foundation and the panelists over the past seven years.

Panelists include:

Gabrielle Lamplugh
Communications Director, Mikva Challenge & Former Director of Education for the David Mathews Center for Civic Life

Magdalena Mieri 
Director, Special Initiatives, and Director, Program in Latino History and Culture
Smithsonian National Museum of American History 

Nicole Moore 
Director of Education, National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Clare Shubert
Capstone Director, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes & Former Director of Engagement and Programming, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Sarah S. Wilson
Director of Education, Autry Museum of the American West 

The panel will be facilitated by Mark Wilson, Director, The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Auburn University, and Cristin Brawner, community engagement consultant & associate, Kettering Foundation.