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700. May 4 Voices: Teaching about the 1970 Kent State Shootings through Oral History and Drama

Tuesday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Back Bay C, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Robert Balla, Univ. of Akron

Speakers: Robert Balla; Kenneth Bindas, Kent State Univ., Kent; Katherine Burke, Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc.; David Hassler, Kent State Univ., Kent

Session Description:

Roundtable discussion of May 4 Voices, an oral-history play about the Kent State student shootings of 1970. The session will explore the play's usefulness in multiple pedagogical settings. Panelists will describe their experiences with May 4 Voices in diverse disciplines and elicit audience responses, along with ideas for incorporating the play into humanities curricula.


Subject:

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – General

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