What are some of the most important pieces about that experience that should be included in the K-12 curriculum? How should we teach that history and those stories? Panelists will frame their presentations around these questions by using examples from history and their own experience. Recognition of the demographic changes that have come to Virginia over the last 40 years will be central to a discussion of how we can help students of many different backgrounds and cultures find connections in the curriculum to their own lives.


  • David Bearinger – Director of Grants Program, Virginia Humanities
  • Emma Ito – Director of Education, Virginia Humanities
  • Ting-Yi Oei – Education Director, 1882 Foundation
  • Dr. Theresa Ronquillo – Teaching Artist, Writer and Founder of Embody Change

This session is designed for educators, but the public is welcome to attend. Registration is free.

Presented by the History & Social Science Program at the Virginia Department of Education.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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