Election 2016: Where do we start?

This evening session will include a scholar lecture by Professor Robin Einhorn placing the 2016 presidential election in historic context and discussion about how to engage students in academic conversations during this contentious election cycle. A reading from the Trump 2.0  syllabus will be shared with participants prior to the event.  Refreshments will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by the Oakland Unified School District, who are hosting the event at MetWest High School, near the Lake Merritt BART. Teachers from across the Bay Area are welcome.

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Readings that could be useful for informing or sharing during historically grounded classroom discussions:

  • Trump 2.0  syllabus provides historical context (primary and secondary source references) to the rise of a Trump candidacy.
  • Atlantic Monthly's endorsement article to highlight the perceived historical significance of this year's presidential election.
  • This article from The Nation compares continuities and changes in access to vote during Jim Crow and in the present.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 5:30pm
teachers, curriculum coordinators
MetWest High School, Oakland
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October 11, 2016