Interested in expanding your knowledge of Black history and its relation to local community and culture? Join us for a presentation from a leading educator and historian on the teachings of Black history with place based content.
Significance of Place Based Content in Teaching Black History
Rodney D. Pierce is an award-winning educator, historian and writer based in eastern North Carolina. After winning Most Outstanding Beginning Teacher of the Year in his district in 2018, he was named the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2019. He is a Fellow of Carolina Public Humanities, the Center for Racial Equity in Education, and the Public School Forum of NC. Pierce has worked as an education consultant with the NC Museum of History and was the lone Black male K-12 teacher on the NC Department of Public Instruction’s Writing Team for new Social Studies standards and unpacking documents. He has successfully applied for four historical markers commemorating African American history in his native Halifax County: Two through the NC Highway Historical Marker Program and the other pair through the NC African American Heritage Commission’s Civil Rights Trail.