"Teaching Hidden Histories" Workshop 3


June 5, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Essex Heritage

The Acknowledgement and Recognition of Native Peoples Past and Present

Virtual Meeting, Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The history of Indigenous Peoples and cultures in our region is often mis-represented, told from a European/American-centered context, or even erased from our general curriculums. In this workshop, we will center Indigenous voices as we examine stories from pre- and post-contact periods that enrich our understanding of the past and help us empower students to grapple with this history’s complex legacies. 


Join us as we work to answer many questions about this history and its relevance today, including:

  • What are some exemplary stories of Black people’s experiences in our region that highlight larger themes of exclusion and the fight for access?

  • How can primary sources from the region’s past as well as contemporary voices in the local Black community inform our understanding of how to approach this topic with our students?


More details to come at TeachingEssexHistory.org