More or Less in Common: Teaching Environmental Justice and Activism in Massachusetts and Beyond





Jul 11, 2022


9:00 EDT



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K-12 Professional Development Workshop

July 11-13, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00 PM + 4.5 asynchronous hours

Who benefits when the natural world is flourishing and healthy? By contrast, who is harmed by a dangerous and degraded environment? This three-day workshop for educators in grades 3-12, hosted in Boston and Lowell, will focus on past and present ideas of environmental justice, looking closely at eastern Massachusetts and the reality of its post-industrial landscape. Through local case studies that incorporate maps, data, documents, and physical landscapes, participants will learn about activists’ work and develop their own lessons/activities to use in the classroom. This workshop will feature ideas and models for student-led civics projects connected to environmental justice.

  • Locations: Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library (July 11 and 13) & Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell, MA (July 12)
  • Audience: Teachers of grades 3-12
  • PDPs/Graduate Credit: 22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit optional (additional $150 payable to Westfield State University)

Co-presented by the Leventhal Map and Education Center and Tsongas Industrial History Center

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