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Coverage for grant BH-267113-19

Making Meaning of May 4th: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in US History
Todd Hawley, Kent State University

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Educators Reflect on Powerful Experiences During May 4 Summer Workshop (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Julie Selby
Publication: Kent State Today
Date: 7/22/2021
Abstract: This article features comments by two participants in summer 2021 workshops supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by Kent State University. The grant project, titled "Making Meaning of May 4th: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in U.S. History" and co-directed by Professors Laura Davis and Todd Hawley, selected K–12 educators from throughout the U.S. to participate in an intensive weeklong seminar on the history of the Kent State shootings set in the context of the 1960s and '70s. This prepared educators to develop teaching plans during their weeklong workshop to use with their own students. The educators interviewed speak to how young people can make a difference and the importance of asking difficult questions so as to preserve our democracy.