WTHS December Meeting

The December meeting of the WTHS will feature the University of Memphis’ Freshman Honors class, led by Dr. Pam Dennis,  Surviving the Research Blues: A Historical Approach.
u of m logoThe course is an interdisciplinary course designed to hone students’ research skills by using local history as a focal point.  Students learn about the Delta region while conducting their research using a variety of sources, from Google searching of scanned historical documents to physical primary documents. As part of their course work they have enjoyed presentations by Willy Bearden and Tyler Fritts. This year’s topics have been related to rights (immigrant, children, the disabled, etc.) and their effect on the local area.  The students will present their findings at the WTHS meeting. None of the students are history majors but represent various disciplines. This is an interesting approach to broaden the students’ education outside of their chosen field while perfecting their research skills. We are looking forward to their presentation.
Dr. Dennis is a member of the WTHS and we salute her on this creative approach to incorporate local history in the curriculum of research at the university

Monday, December 1, 2014, 7 pm

Memphis University School – Wunderlich Auditorium 6191 Park Avenue, Memphis Enter campus at Park Ave. and follow the WTHS signs


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