WTLC Here at Home Cultural Tours are designed for the needs of K-12 educators who wish to incorporate local culture into their classrooms - especially teachers who want to create projects to study their local communities.
7/29/2012 to 8/3/2012
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Twenty-nine educators and staff will venture into "the State
of Superior” as Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture offers the next in its
ongoing series of cultural tours of Wisconsin. Annually since 2006, WTLC has
taken teachers to meet unsung community heroes and visit little known cultural
enclaves while modeling ways to study local culture as curriculum. The approach is interdisciplinary; the
pace is lively; the discoveries are extraordinary.
This year’s tour explores Wisconsin’s northwestern sector. The
tour will search out what sets this area apart culturally, economically,
politically, historically and geographically. We plan to:
- visit several
- explore mining
practice and policy in the Penokee-Gogebic Range;
- learn on-site
about the Lake Superior watershed and shoreline;
- stay overnight at
a former CCC camp in the Chequamegon National Forest;
- meet traditional
artists whose work derives from their cultural heritage and physical surroundings;
- examine the
dynamics and damage of severe weather in Burnett County;
- exchange ideas
with area teachers who have designed local culture projects;
- visit stronghold
ethnic communities like Finns in Hurley;
- delight in local
Graduate credits are available for a separate fee. For details, go to http://csumc.wisc.edu/WTLC.
WTLC Here at Home Cultural Tours are designed for the needs
of K-12 educators who wish to incorporate local culture into their classrooms -
especially teachers who want to create projects to study their local
communities. Tour faculty and guest speakers include scholars, cultural and
natural resource specialists, artists, musicians and local residents.
Participants will reflect on and discuss curricular applications of the week's
experiences. This tour is funded in part by the National Endowment for the
Arts. WTLC organizational partners include the Center for the Study of Upper
Midwestern Cultures, Chippewa Valley Museum, and Wisconsin Arts Board.