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Emily Squires has been accepted into the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshops
Germantown, Tennessee-- April 26, 2021-- Each year, 80 teachers across the nation, through an application process, are accepted to attend a week-long series of workshops led by the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History. This year, GMSD is proud to say that Emily Squires from Houston Middle School has been chosen to attend an NEH Landmark of American History Workshop regarding the history of Mobile, Alabama’s Africatown. Emily Squires is a library media specialist and a national board media specialist. In 2007, she achieved a National Board Certification, and in 2011, she was first introduced to NEH, the organization known to bring teachers together in places of historical and cultural significance. The upcoming, Clotilda to Community: The history of Mobile, Alabama's Africatown, will be her 4th workshop. Interestingly, Emily Squires was born and raised in Mobile Alabama, so it will be home for her. In her eyes, “This workshop will be about the tough topics in US history but it will also be a tool to teach our students the good and the bad of our history. I am so excited to have been accepted into this workshop! I love history and this is a subject that students struggle with because they think it's about memorizing dates. I want to teach my students that history is how we learn from our mistakes and make the world a better place.”