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Webinar Registration: Topics and Schedule

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Webinar Registration: Topics and Schedule

2024 Webinar Series

The MDE began the webinar series to assist educators learning around historical movements, events, and peoples that are part of the rich, diverse history of our country and world during the 2021-2022 school year. These free virtual webinars will explore multiple topics that supports content knowledge to assist classroom teacher practices and positively impact student’s history learning experiences. 

The webinar series is produced in collaboration with institutions of higher education, cultural centers, and the 12 federally recognized tribes of Michigan that form the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments to assist educators with the teaching of and learning about comprehensive history through thematic instruction. 

Each webinar session will feature a unique presentation on a given subject. Educators interested in a given topic are encouraged to attend all sessions associated with the topic.

The series of free virtual webinars continues with the following topics (all times are in the Eastern Time Zone). 

Face Harvest Jug Metropolitan Museum of Art, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

This webinar series will explore the crucial relationship between art and history in African American life and culture.

Wednesday, March 6, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 4-5 p.m.

Jacob Lawrence, Photo by Kenneth F. Space, Courtesy National Archives

A Shared Existence: African American Visual Artists & Writers and the Black Experience 1920-1940: April 2024

Through the works of Jean Toomer, Jacob Lawrence, William H. Johnson and more, Dr. Kelli Morgan, Senior Curator & Interim VP of Exhibitions/Programs at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI., discusses the ways that historical African American artists valued Black life.

Wednesday, April 17, 4–5:30 p.m.

Photo of Harriet Jacobs - Uploaded By Adam Cuerden - Journal of the Civil War Era, Public Domain

This webinar series will look through the life and times of Harriet Jacobs to explore Black women's experiences in slavery, women's anti-slavery activism, and the importance of source material such as slave narratives.

Wednesday, May 1, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15, 4-5 p.m.

African American male student reading a book in a library with other students reading visible in the background

This webinar will explore resources and pedagogy for using literature to create integrated lessons that build disciplinary literacy skills and, at the same time, expand the narrative to include marginalized voices and topics. 

Wednesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m.

Gelatin silver photographic print of Mary Church Terrell

This webinar series will discuss how enslaved and free African Americans fought for civil and equal rights in the United States in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Wednesday, August 7, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Mexican Farm Workers Who have been Accepted for Farm Labor in the U.S. through the Braceros Program, circa 1943

This webinar series will cover the history and impact of the U.S. temporary labor program, largely known as the Bracero Program. 

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 4-5 p.m.

Braastad store, Ispeming MI c. 1904 This is an image of a place or building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America. Its reference number is 15000946.

This webinar will use the novel Women of Copper Country and the non-fiction book We Kept Our Towns Going as springboards. We will demonstrate how to find and use primary and secondary sources from the Library of Michigan,, and other online sources to delve into Michigan Women involved in labor history.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-5:30 p.m.


Photo depicting three Jewish women, all members of the armed resistance, having been captured by the SS. The woman on the left (partially out of frame) is Rachela Wyszogrodzka, her sister Bluma Wyszogrodzka is in the center, and Małka Zdrojewicz is on the right, circa 1945

This webinar will share how the Holocaust was not gender neutral. Women experienced the Holocaust as women and were targeted differently as women.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4-5:30 p.m.