Be It Enacted
1882 Chinese Exclusion and the Building of the Pacific Northwest
Washington State History and Social Studies Training for Teachers
“Be It Enacted”: The 1882 Chinese Exclusion and the Building of the Pacific Northwest
November 4, 2017
9:00AM - 4:00PM
( Check-in begins at 8:30AM)Teachers! Join us on for an onsite professional development training to enhance your students’ classroom experience. In 1882 the Chinese Exclusion Act set the tone for race-based, ethnicity-based immigration and labor laws in the United States. Despite the climate of exclusion, Chinese laborers and business leaders created a rich community, successful businesses and helped lay the tracks toward our region’s future.
This course meets state and national requirements for social studies, state history, and literacy for 4th - 7th grades . We will explore the historical timeline through primary sources, artifacts and oral histories.
The training is free to all teachers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho school districts. Limited to 30 participants. The trining counts toward 5.5 clock hours. Teachers wanting clock hours should bring a check to cover the cost. Checks will be made out to Puget Sound ESD.
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