An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

Daily Schedule

Workshop participants will enjoy varied daily itineraries that combine site visits, lectures, guided tours, interactive presentations, film screenings, and curricular strategy sessions. The basic itinerary below provides highlights of what Summer Scholars will experience each day of the workshop. Please be aware that some details may change slightly.  

Note that the workshop begins MIDDAY SUNDAY and continues THROUGH MID-AFTERNOON on Saturday. Participation in the entire workshop session, beginning on Sunday and ending on Saturday, is required.

For a more detailed itinerary that includes daily guiding questions, lists of participating faculty and site visits, daily reading assignments, and descriptions of each event, please download a PDF of the Daily Schedule.


 

Sunday (June 18 and July 9): Welcome and Introduction

Summer Scholars will register for the workshop, meet one another and core faculty, learn about the Spencer Museum of Art, and begin exploring overarching themes of the workshops.

Sunday Itinerary
12:00   Registration and Light Refreshments (Spencer Museum of Art Lobby)   
1:00   Welcome Remarks and Introduction to the Workshops (Spencer Museum of Art, Room 211), Saralyn Reece Hardy, Dr. Cassandra Mesick, Dr. Celka Straughn, and Dr. Connor Warner  
1:30   Interactive Presentation: Multiculturalism in Contemporary Education (Spencer Museum of Art, Room 211), Dr. Connor Warner  
3:00   Guided Tour: Spencer Museum of Art, Dr. Cassandra ​Mesick  
4:30   Keynote Lecture: Comparative Perspectives on Race in Kansas (Spencer Museum of Art, Room 211), Dr. Kim Warren  
6:30           Welcome Dinner (Genovese, 941 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence KS, 66044), NEH Summer Scholars, Core Faculty and Project Staff, and Dr. Kim Warren  

Monday (June 19 and July 10), Forced Assimilation, Acculturation, and Early Educational Systems

Summer Scholars will first learn about the visual storytelling project they will create based on workshop content and activities. The remainder of the day centers upon the earliest educational systems developed for Native American children, including missionary-run schools and the establishment of secular boarding schools. Educators will visit two historic sites, Shawnee Indian Mission and Haskell Indian Nations University, and hear from a respected legal scholar about the federal policies that influenced the creation of schools such as Shawnee Indian Mission and Haskell. The day will conclude with the screening of a powerful documentary film.

Monday Itinerary
8:00     Daily Announcements (LEEP2, Room 1420, 1536 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [June]/ Learned Hall, Room 1420, 1530 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [July]), Core Faculty
8:30     Interactive Presentation: Introduction to Curriculum Projects (LEEP2, Room 1420, 1536 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [June]/ Learned Hall, Room 1420, 1530 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [July]), Dr. Celka Straughn and Dr. Connor Warner
10:30     Site Visit: Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site (3403 West 53rd St., Fairway, KS), Core Faculty, Project Staff, and Kansas State Historical Society Docents
12:30      Lunch: box lunch on bus
2:30     Lecture: Federal Law and its Impacts on Indian Country (Parker Lecture Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University), Elizabeth Kronk Warner 
3:30     Guided Tour: Haskell Cultural Center and Museum (Haskell Indian Nations University, 2400 Barker Ave., Lawrence, KS), Jancita Warrington
7:00     Film Screening: Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School (Allen Room, Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044), Core Faculty

Tuesday (June 20 and July 11), Stories of Survival, Strength, and Sacrifice: Comparative Perspectives on Agency, Resistance and Change

Summer Scholars will embark upon a comparative exploration of African American and Native American experiences in Kansas classrooms through the 1930s. The day will begin at Haskell Indian Nations University, where teachers will take a walking tour of the grounds and learn more about its early history as Haskell Institute. They will then hear a lecture about experiences of students at Haskell and how Native communities coped with forced assimilation. In the afternoon, teachers will attend a lecture on the Exoduster phenomenon and an interactive presentation on the Nicodemus National Historic Site. The day will conclude with a curricular strategy session on art- and object-based learning.

Tuesday Itinerary
8:00     Daily Announcements (on bus), Core Faculty
9:00      Guided Tour: Haskell Indian Nations University (155 East Indian Avenue Lawrence, KS), Dr. Eric Anderson
10:30      Lecture: Stories of Students at Haskell Institute (Parker Lecture Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University) Dr. Eric Anderson (June 20 workshop), Dr. Brenda J. Child (July 11 workshop)
12:00     Lunch: The Market or Impromptu Café (KU Memorial Unions, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS)
1:00     Lecture: The Exodusters and Early Racial Segregation in Kansas (Fraser Hall, Room 119), Dr. David Trowbridge
2:00     Interactive Presentation: Nicodemus Historic Site and Distance Learning Opportunities (Fraser Hall, Room 119), Angela Bates 
3:30      Curricular Strategy Seminar: Art- and Object-Based Teaching and Learning (Fraser Hall, Room 119), Dr. Celka Straughn

Wednesday (June 21 and July 12), Documenting the Racial Landscape in Early 20th Century Kansas: Primary Sources, Firsthand Accounts

Summer Scholars will travel to the Black Archives of Mid-America, where they will learn about a wide range of primary source materials. They will then hear a lecture about the early Civil Rights Movement in the greater Kansas City area. Upon returning to Lawrence, teachers will spend the afternoon at the University of Kansas’ Kenneth Spencer Research Library studying historical documents pertaining to African American education in Kansas. Later that evening, project staff will arrange a screening of a film related to the next day’s site visit and activities.

Wednesday Itinerary
 
8:00     Daily Announcements (on bus), Core Faculty
9:30        Curricular Strategy Seminar: Primary Sources and Curricular Development at the Black Archives (Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106), core faculty and Black Archives of Mid-America staff *Details still pending*
11:00     Lecture: Early Civil Rights Activism in Kansas City (Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106), Dr. David Trowbridge *Details still pending*
12:30     Lunch: box lunch on bus
2:00     Curricular Strategy Seminar: Documenting African American Experiences in Kansas (Johnson Reading Room, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Lawrence, KS), Deborah Dandridge
3:30     Curricular Strategy Seminar: Free Time for Project Development (Johnson Reading Room, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Lawrence, KS), Deborah Dandridge and Core Faculty
7:00     Film Screening: Sumner High School: The Best Kept Secret (Allen Room, Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044), Core Faculty

 Thursday (June 22 and July 13), The Past in the Present: Intergenerational Memory and the Relevance of History Today

Educators will learn more about Sumner High School and the legalities of school segregation in Kansas in the first half of the 20th century. At the Sumner High School Alumni Room, teachers will hear from a panel of Sumner alumni, their families, and participants in the local Civil Rights Movement. In the afternoon, educators will return to the Separate and Not Equal: A History of Race and Education in America exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art, where they will hear from Gina Adams about how her grandfather’s experiences at a Native American boarding school have influenced her identity and artistic practice. An interactive presentation on Clio will demonstrate how new technologies can make history and historic sites speak to younger generations of learners.

Thursday Itinerary
 
8:00     Daily Announcements (on bus), Core Faculty
9:30     Site Visit: Sumner High School Alumni Room (Sumner Academy, 1610 N 8th St, Kansas City, KS 66101), Chester Owens, Jr.
10:30      Panel Discussion: Sumner High School Alumni (Sumner High School Classroom), Deborah Dandridge, Chester Owens, Jr., Granville O’Neal, Dr. Deloris Pinkard, and Elmer C. Jackson, III
12:00      Lunch: box lunch on bus
1:30     Lecture: Artist Talk (Separate and Not Equal: A History of Race and Education in America, Gallery 408, Spencer Museum of Art), Gina Adams
2:30     Interactive Presentation: Integrating Historic Sites into the Classroom through Technology: An Introduction to Clio (Fraser Hall, Room 119), Dr. David Trowbridge
3:30     Curricular Strategy Seminar: Project Development (Fraser Hall, Room 119), Core Faculty

Friday (June 23 and July 14), Educational Echoes: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

Summer Scholars will visit the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. They will be encouraged to share their knowledge of this historical moment, including existing lesson plans if applicable. Participants will reflect on the week’s content and discuss the comparative aspects of the experiences of Native Americans and African Americans. 

Friday Itinerary
 
8:00     Daily Announcements (on bus), Core Faculty
9:30     Site Visit: Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (1515 SE Monroe St., Topeka, KS), Deborah Dandridge, Dr. Kim Warren
11:30     Discussion Session: Reflections on Workshop Content (Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Classroom), Dr. Kim Warren
12:30      Lunch: box lunch on bus
2:00     Interactive Presentation: The Legacy of Racial Discrimination in American Education (LEEP2, Room 1420, 1536 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [June]/ Learned Hall, Room 2133, 1530 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [July]​), Dr. Connor Warner
3:00     Curricular Strategy Seminar: Project Completion (LEEP2, Room 1420, 1536 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [June]/ Learned Hall, Room 2133, 1530 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 [July]), Core Faculty

 Saturday (June 24 and July 15), Presentations and Critical Reflections

Teachers will present their visual storytelling projects and participate in a reflective discussion session about what they have learned and how they will use it in their classrooms.

Saturday Itinerary
 
8:00     Daily Announcements (Wescoe Hall, Room 4008), Core Faculty
8:30     Interactive Presentation: Group Projects (Wescoe Hall, Room 4008), Summer Scholars
12:30      Farewell Lunch (The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS 66044), Summer Scholars, Core Faculty
       

 


Dates of Workshop Sessions

Session I: June 18-24, 2017 

Session II: July 9-15, 2017

Contact Information

Cassandra Mesick Braun, Project Co-Director: cmesick@ku.edu | 785-864-6794

Celka StraughnProject Co-Director: straughn@ku.edu | 785-864-0136

Sydney PurselProject Intern: globalandindigenous@ku.edu | 785-864-5253

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Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
spencerart@ku.edu  | 785-864-4710

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