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Learning community history through Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin conference will feature educator’s workshop utilizing film


Connections of community and poverty featured in “Charlie Goes to School” will be the foundation of an educator’s workshop held in conjunction with an international Charlie Chaplin conference coming to the Ohio University Zanesville campus. The creative community history school project educator’s program is part of the three-day conference hosted by OU-Z.
 
Lisa Stein, assistant professor of English at OU-Z and Charlie Chaplin researcher, will co-teach the one-credit hour graduate or undergraduate workshop with two British professors. Alan Parkinson, senior lecturer of history & educator at London South Bank University and Peter Wyeth, British filmmaker and film critic, will share their innovative teaching tool.
 
“This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the potential of devising a community history school project based on the contribution made by a major local figure within one’s own community, state or country,” said Parkinson. “The model is the ‘Charlie Chaplin Schools’ Project’ staged in London schools in 2008.”
 
Workshop participants will attend Parkinson’s one-hour lecture on Thursday, October 28, a two-hour workshop on Saturday morning, and approximately five hours of additional presentations throughout the conference. For more information contact Stein at stein@ohio.edu or 740-588-1535. Register soon to obtain a spot in this innovative educator professional development opportunity.