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June 11-13 Workshop

Open to upper elementary, secondary teachers, Library/Media specialists and staff, and pre-service teachers
Explaining Today The Future of America's past

Join American Public Television and WOSU Classroom for a summer train-the-trainer workshop for upper elementary, secondary teachers, library aides, and pre-service teachers. Each workshop uses episodes from The Future of America’s Past to model how teachers can develop learning resources to increase student media literacy and critical thinking skills through digital humanities projects that feature primary source/archival materials. Workshops will be led by Annie Evans from New American History

Educators will receive a $125 stipend for participating in the three-day workshop and for completing a set of inquiry-based learning resources. The workshop will be held June 11-13, 2024 at WOSU and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio. Educators will work collaboratively using digital resources and will need a laptop or tablet to fully participate. REGISTER NOW!


  • Receive a $125 stipend for participating
  • Lunch is provided each day
  • Resources developed via the workshop will be published to PBS Learning Media and New American History
  • Invitation to join the project online educator community at What School Could Be to share resources and exchange ideas with educators across the country

When: June 11-13, 2024 (June 11 and 13 will be at WOSU Public Media, 1800 N Pearl Street, Columbus OH 43201; June 12 will be at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, 300 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215)

Contact WOSU Classroom with questions.

Special thanks to our project partners:

American Public Television, National Archives - National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Veterans Memorial and Museum Columbus Ohio, WOSU Public Media NPR PBS