For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

WXXI AND THE ROCHESTER AREA COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES HOST
THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA SEMINAR AND SCREENING FOR TEACHERS

December 22, 2005 (Rochester, NY) – On Saturday, January 7, 2006 from
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., WXXI & the Rochester Area Council of Social Studies (RACSS) will host a day-long screening event for middle and high school social studies educators at WXXI’s studios. The workshop features a lecture/discussion by Robert L. Emerson, Executive Director of Old Fort Niagara and member of the New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission. In addition to the lecture, there will also be a screening of the PBS documentary The War That Made America.
The event will provide teachers in WXXI’s eleven-county viewing area with information necessary to utilize the program and materials that can be used effectively in their classrooms.
The War That Made America, airing Wednesdays, January 18 and January 25 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11), is a four-part series that focuses on the critical military importance and strategic diplomacy of Native Americans in the conflict between the English and French for the expansion of their colonial empires during the French and Indian War.
The seminar is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact Shelley Figueroa at 585-258-0278 or email her at: sfigueroa@wxxi.org.
This initiative is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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