The Bonus March: How to Teach History with a Civics Lesson

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Elizabeth Dinschel, Archivist and Education Specialist for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum for this session.

In 1932, World War I veterans boarded freight trains from Portland, Oregon, to Washington, DC, to lobby Congress for early payment of a bonus that was scheduled to be paid in 1945. On July 28th, 1932, the police, and later the military, put down a riot made up of nearly 60,000 Bonus Marchers. This webinar will show how to blend primary sources, historic narrative, and civics into an inquiry arc using the Bonus March.

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This event is part of the Professional Learning with the Presidential Libraries series brought to you by Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF in partnership with FloridaCitizen.orgFlorida Council for the Social Studies and Florida Association of Social Studies Supervisors (FASSS).

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