Participants in DeKalb County's 2010 Talking Walls (pictured above) have a full week of activities ahead of them. Their workshop, organized by The DeKalb History Center, includes a presentation about DeKalb's architecture, a cemetery tour that will provide information about funerary architecture and symbolism, and tours of local historic sites and archives. The group will also hear presentations about incorporating historic resources- such as oral histories, photographs, maps and primary source documents- in lesson plans.
Talking Walls workshops offer participants 3 Professional Learning Unit credits. But don't think you have to be a history teacher to benefit from these workshops. Whether its using an architectural detail to teach geometry or historic maps to teach ecology, Talking Walls explores ways to incorporate historic resources in every subject.
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