Educators learn new ways to teach nation's history - - Jackson, MS

Educators learn new ways to teach nation's history

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Teachers from across the state are discovering new ways to teach the nation's history. It's part of a series of workshops at Jackson State University's E-Center.

Monday's class showed educators that the underground railroad doesn't have to be limited to history class. It can also be taught using math, science, or art.

"The fact that it's going to touch on different standards the state has set up for teachers to meet in science and math, that's one of the differences. Because they can use this to teach history and make sure those standards are met," said Dr. Barbara Anthony, class presenter and a retired professor at Alabama A&M University.  

The free, one-day classes are being held throughout the summer on a variety of different topics. And they're all made possible by a partnership between JSU and NASA.

Educators receive continuing education credit for participating in the five hour classes.

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