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Who is a Citizen? (Free Teaching Democracy Webinar)

Join us and CHSSP for “Who is a Citizen?” on Wednesday, July 18. This free Teaching Democracy webinar, presented in partnership with CHSSP as part of our Searching for Democracy initiative, is open to the first 100 participants.

Who is a Citizen?
July 18, 2012
4 – 6 pm


Clarence Walker, Professor of History, UC Davis
Clarence Walker is a scholar of nineteenth-century America. He specializes in African American, social, and political history. Professor Walker is the author of Mongrel Nation: The America Begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings and We Can’t Go Home Again: An Argument about Afrocentrism. Professor Walker enthusiastically provides thought-provoking lectures for the CHSSP’s professional development events throughout Northern California.

Jah-Yee Woo, Oakland Unified School District
Jah-Yee Woo is currently a 9th grade English and California Studies teacher in the Oakland Unified School District. In addition to teaching middle school history, she has coached teacher teams in lesson study and curriculum development. In 2011, she co-authored the History Blueprint Civil War Unit with a team of 8th grade teachers statewide.


Click HERE to register and receive login information and resources. As a special bonus, we’ll hold a drawing to give away one signed copy of Mongrel Nation, written by Clarence Walker.

This free webinar series emphasizes teaching and learning about how democracy took shape in America. Each live online webinar will include a forty-five minute scholar lecture followed by thirty minutes of moderated discussion with the online audience. Afterwards, CHSSP teacher leaders will present a lesson demonstration using primary sources from the scholar’s lecture for thirty minutes; this is followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A. Check out short previews of past webinars and lesson plans HERE.

Read more about our statewide Searching for Democracy initiative, and how you can get involved, on our site.

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