The Ludlow Massacre:
Examining Labor Relations through Primary Sources

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.

Ludlow Google Hangout Experience

Historian Hangout: Dr. Thomas Andrews, Associate Professor of History and Author, Killing for Coal:
  • America‚Äôs Deadliest Labor War. | July 2, 2014. 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Watch the hangout recording here: http://youtu.be/h_fLxOfF14s
Primary Source Hangout: Robin Butterhof, Digital Conversion Specialist, Library of Congress; Georgia Higley,
  • Newspaper Collections Curator, Library of Congress; Mary McCarthy, Colorado Historic Newspaper
  • Collection; Dana Plewka, Denver Post Education Services | July 9, 2014. 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Watch the hangout recording here: http://youtu.be/RnXlNKUUldU
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
  • Watch the hangout recording here: http://youtu.be/DR3VvgFZaYA
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
  • Watch the hangout recording here: http://youtu.be/DaEps-Ts100

Ludlow Field Experience

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

Ludlow Social Media Experience | TPS Teachers Network | www.tpsteachersnetwork.org

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

Space is Limited -- Register Here -- SOLD OUT
Recertification & Graduate Credit Available


Ludlow Google Hangout Experience | Gain Rich Historical Background

Follow these links for recordings of the four Hangouts.

Ludlow Field Experience | Place-based Learning

Take an excursion to the Ludlow Massacre National Historic Landmark and El Pueblo Museum in Pueblo, Colorado. Participants who join us on this unique expedition will receive round trip transportation, admission to both sites, breakfast and lunch, classroom-ready primary sources, exciting social media and technology integration opportunities and access to unique Ludlow curators, historians and descendants.
  • Participation is required for those seeking graduate credit, all participants will receive continuing education credit, and the cost is $50.

Click here to download the Ludlow Field Experience agenda

Ludlow Social Media Experience | TPS Teachers Network | www.tpsteachersnetwork.org

Become a member of an exciting new professional community of educators in the TPS Teachers Network and access a collaborative group that will continue to share resources and explore the topics of immigration, multiculturalism, unions and labor relations.
  • Participation is required for those seeking graduate credit, and there is NO cost.

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

Click here to register for Graduate Credit

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

Click here to view Biographies on Participating Scholars


Space is Limited -- Register Here -- SOLD OUT

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