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Sunday, March 17 • 12:55pm - 1:45pm
Tales, Chamberpots, and Historical Literacy . . . with a Historian LIMITED

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What happens when a history professor presents to and writes for elementary and middle school students? Laughter, for one thing. Find out how Dr. Annette Laing inspires young audiences to think like historians, using not only humor, pathos, and props, but the skills and knowledge of an academic historian.
Annette invites 7th graders to hypothesize about to do when you need to pee during the Blitz (and how that leads to pressing questions of sanitation today). She takes 4th graders in search of gold in 1849, to little triumph and unexpected disaster. In her novels, she entices readers of all ages to enjoy her time-traveling characters’ comical encounters with an unfiltered past, and to share in their ethical dilemmas.
Annette brings together 15 years of college teaching and 16 years of working with young students to demonstrate the relevance of history, with wit and wide-ranging empathy. Come learn how.

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Annette Laing

Annette Laing is author of The Snipesville Chronicles MG/YA time-travel series, a historian, a popular schools presenter, and the proud owner of an authentic British accent.While professor of early American history at Georgia Southern University, Annette turned the conference center... Read More →

Sunday March 17, 2019 12:55pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room I