Sulphur Middle School teacher Carleena Day recently attended a Georgia workshop to better understand the descendants of slaves and to carry back that information to the classroom.
Sulphur Teacher Attends Historical Workshop
On July 14, the University of Connecticut, in collaboration with Penn Center, the Georgia Historical Society, and other sites in the Coastal Lowlands began the Gullah Voices--Landmarks of American History & Culture Workshop. A small group of teachers were selected for attendance at the workshop from a large pool of very qualified applicants.
Carleena Day, Sulphur Middle School U.S. History teacher, was selected to attend this workshop based out of Savannah, Georgia.
During the workshop Mrs. Day studied and worked with teachers from various states developing teaching materials to carry back to her classroom and share with teachers across the nation.
The workshop examined the artistic expressions of the Gullah, direct descendants of slaves who worked the rice plantations on the coastal islands off the shores of South Carolina and Georgia. Their history, stories, beliefs, and creative expressions are critical antecedents to African-American culture and the broader American mosaic, as we know it today.
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