University of Rochester

"Developing Democratic Citizens," a conference on teaching social education K-16

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, Hoyt Hall, University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly suggested. Lunch will be provided. Note: Parking is available on University lots all weekend.

February 2, 1999

The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development will sponsor "Developing Democratic Citizens," a conference on teaching social history, on Saturday, Feb. 27. The conference will include speakers, workshops, and group discussions.

David Hursh, associate professor at the Warner School and one of the organizers of the conference, said the program will examine social studies instruction and democratic teaching in today's schools. "We want to look at using the democratic process to teach from elementary school through college," he explained. "Further, I've been trying to get people to think differently about methods and content of social studies courses."

Roy Rosenzweig, founder and director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, will give the keynote speech, "Digitizing the Past: The Promise and Perils of History and New Media," at 9:30 a.m. His presentation will include a demonstration of multimedia CD-ROM technology.

Other presenters will include elementary and secondary teachers as well as professors and graduate students from Rochester and throughout the Great Lakes area. University faculty, primary and secondary school teachers, librarians, students, and interested members of the community are invited to attend.

The conference is co-sponsored by the University of Rochester Graduate Organizing Group and the Rouge Forum. For more information or registration, contact Michelle Erklenz at (585) 275-0048 or