Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) and Openlands are pleased to offer a free workshop for 5th-12th grade educators. “Freedom Seekers: The Underground Railroad, Great Lakes, and Science Literacy Activities For Middle & High School” curriculum will be presented on October 7, 2023 from 10am–2pm.
The curriculum reflects the intertwined narratives of the freedom seekers, their connection with the land, and the impact on environmental justice education. Through this workshop, educators will also learn the history of freedom seekers in Illinois and Indiana and there will be lesson demonstrations pulled directly from the curriculum.
Lastly, they will explore the integration of the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that are used across the country. Continuing Education Credits: IISG will offer 5 hours CEC through UIUC and Purdue University.