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The Ludlow Massacre

Examining Labor Relations Through Primary Sources

Workshop Overview

This special professional development series for teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre by using newspapers and primary sources to examine the event from multiple points of view. Through exploration of the 1914 incident, participants will learn to critically evaluate the influences of a variety of media and develop informed ideas about the role of immigration, multiculturalism, unions and labor relations during the time of Ludlow and compare it with our society today.

PART 1: Ludlow Google Hangout Experience

Historian Hangout: Dr. Thomas Andrews, Associate Professor of History and Author, Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War
July 2, 2014. 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM | View Archived Recording

Primary Source Hangout: Mary McCarthy, Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection; Dr. Peggy O'Neill-Jones, TPS@MSU Denver; Dana Plewka, Denver Post Education Services
July 9, 2014. 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM | View Archived Recording

Exhibit Hangout: Dr. Bill Convery, State Historian & Director of Exhibits & Interpretation for History Colorado; Dawn DiPrince, Director, El Pueblo History Museum
August 11, 2014. 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM | View Archived Recording

Historian/Educator Hangout: Dr. Todd Laugen, Associate Professor of History and Author, The Gospel of Progressivism; Dr. Matthew Makley, Associate Professor of History
September 22, 2014. 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM | View Archived Recording

PART 2: Ludlow Classroom Experience

July 22, 2014 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM | History Colorado Center | Denver, CO | $25.00

  • Classroom-ready Primary Source Material & Teaching Ideas
  • Common Core & Literacy Connections
  • History Colorado Education Opportunities

PART 3: Ludlow Field Experience

October 11, 2014 - 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM | Pueblo, CO | $50.00

  • Round-trip transportation from Denver
  • Admission to Historic Landmark & Museum
  • Interact with Curators, Historians, Scholars & Ludlow Victim Descendants

PART 4: Ludlow Social Media Experience | TPS Teachers Network

  • Share Teaching Ideas & Activities
  • Interact Online with Historians & Scholars
  • Access a Variety of Professional Interest Groups & Primary Source Experts


 Space is Limited -- Register for Specific Events Here



Continuing Education & Graduate Credit | Optional

A certificate for hours of continuing education credit will be issued for all time invested in this four-part series. Additionally, two hours of graduate credit will be available from Adams State University. To earn the graduate credit, participants will be required to attend ALL of the listed face-to-face events, provide documentation of participation in ALL online Google Hangout events, and upload either two Document-based Questions (DBQ) or one Annotated Resource Set (ARS) to the TPS Teachers Network. All work must be complete by November 15, 2015. Graduate credit tuition fee is $110.00 and payable to Adams State University

 Register for Graduate Credit Here


Participating Scholars

Dr. Thomas Andrews
University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Bill Convery
History Colorado
Dawn DiPrince
El Pueblo Museum
Dr. Todd Laugen
MSU Denver
Dr. Matthew Makley
MSU Denver


Questions? Contact TPS Colorado: (303) 352-4945

Phone: (303) 352.4945 | Fax: (303) 352.4987

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