This workshop is the second in an annual series of professional development opportunities focused on the Ohio History Connection’s current exhibit, 1950s: Building the American Dream.
This workshop will explore the roles of men and women in the 1950s with historical content being provided by Dr. Katherine Jellison from Ohio University. Dr. Jellison will discuss traditional and non-traditional gender roles of the era as well as the marriage boom and how these things impacted people both then and in years to come.
The Creative Learning Factory will then facilitate a historical thinking activity with primary source materials related to this topic of the 1950s. Participants will learn how to: differentiate and analyze primary and secondary sources; understand bias and points of view in primary and secondary sources; formulate questions through inquiry and determining their importance; and construct a narrative based on research and the evaluation of evidence.
Participants will also have the opportunity to take tour of the exhibit, which features a full-size Lustron home built inside the museum and participate in a discussion with one of the curators who helped design and build the exhibit. From the contents of the closets and cupboards to the news on TV and the toys in the yard, this remarkably real exhibit is a fascinating journey back in time. This fun, hands-on experience encourages visitors to explore, touch, try, and fully immerse themselves in a living history. For more information about the exhibit, visit www.ohiohistory.org.
The registration fee includes all program materials and lunch.
Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211