Beyond the Textbook
Equity, Engagement, and Primary Sources in the Classroom
The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) is proud to announce Beyond the Textbook: Equity, Engagement, and Primary Sources in the Classroom, a free conference to support K-12 educators in collaboration with archivists and librarians focused on integrating primary sources to support diversity in the classroom.
The conference will take place from 9 – 5:30 on October 1, 2022 at LaSalle University. Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID and to widen access to the event, the conference is planned to include both virtual and in-person programming.
Attendees will receive morning snacks and lunch and are welcome to stay for a closing reception.
Registration will open in late August.
Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, Keynote Speaker!
Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, is an urban historian and TikTok star, who has made appearances on several national radio and TV shows, including the Today show. Mr. Thomas will be discussing his efforts to democratize American history and spark hope in urban communities through an understanding of place-based history. His work emphasizes our collective past and lifts the stories of those who are often relegated to the footnotes of history. See examples of his work here:
Mr. Thomas is also working with Netflix on a Chicago-based series, bringing historical fiction to the small screen.
Keynote, Sherman “Dilla” Thomas, Urban Historian
The Importance of Teaching with Physical Primary Sources in Social Studies
Tolgahan Ayantaş, Research Assistant, Ankara University, Turkey (Virtual)
Dr. Yıldız Deveci Bozkuş, Lecturer, Ankara University, Turkey (Virtual)
La Salle Art Museum/History Hunters Youth Reporter Program
Miranda Clark-Binder, Art and Museum Educator
Rachel Corma, Director of Education, Stenton Museum
Digitized Wartime Correspondence: Out of the Archives, Into the Classroom
Chloe Gerson, Reference & Instruction Archivist, Brandeis University
Speed Dating with Archivists
Robin Landes, Teacher, Woodbridge Senior High School (Va.)
Stories of Trauma and Resilience told through the Narratives of Hip-Hop
Dr. Trent McLaurin, Assistant Professor of Critical Studies and Special Education, LaSalle University
Social History for Every Classroom: An LGBTQ+ Primary Source Collection for Middle School Classrooms
Jubilee Marshall, Archivist/Public Historian, New York University
Hands-On History: Primary Sources and Special Collections in the Classroom (Virtual)
Dr. Dana Sheridan, Cotsen Education & Outreach Coordinator, Princeton University
Creating an Archive: Developing Primary Source Literacy Skills in a 3rd Grade Classroom
Marissa Vassari, Education Program Manager, Rockefeller Archives Center
Can You Hear Me Now?: New Strategies for Discovering Primary Sources
Dr. Heather Willever-Farr, Special Collections Librarian, LaSalle University
Beth Lander, Managing Director of PACSCL
Kayla van Osten, Assistant Archivist, Widener University