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Serving the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods communities since 1950

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What U.S. History Do We Teach in Our Schools?  

The League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe, together with the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods branch of the NAACP, are sponsoring a virtual program entitled What U.S. History Do We Teach in Our Schools?        

Learning the story of our country is a crucial part of every child’s education. But which story do we tell and who decides? The League has assembled an excellent panel of speakers to help attendees learn more about the state’s history standards, which guide curriculum for all Michigan public schools and, in particular, what children are learning about American history in the Grosse Pointe Public Schools.

Please join us for the Zoom program on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.

Panelists include:

  • David Hales, social studies consultant for the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESA), who will explain how the state’s history standards are developed, how they have changed in recent years, what they mean and how districts use them to guide their instruction.
  • P. J. Palen, lead U.S. history teacher at Grosse Pointe South High School, who will talk about the topics that middle and high school students explore in U.S. history courses in the 8th and 11th grades.
  • A graduate from a Grosse Pointe high school.

Please note: Priority registration is open to members of LWVGP and the NAACP through Wednesday, Jan. 26. Members received the registration link via email. Questions for the panelists can be submitted at the registration link.

On Thursday, Jan. 27, we will announce the event on our Facebook page and welcome members of the community to register on the lwvgrossepointe.org website.

Our Zoom account can handle up to 100 participants. The registration form is time-stamped, so we will only send the Zoom link to those who have pre-registered.

The deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 7.

Recent events

Videos of our most recent programs are available on our LWVGP YouTube Channel.

Mapping Michigan’s Future

The event focused on redistricting plans for the state. We began with a presentation from longtime demographer Kurt Metzger, who described how population shifts in Michigan, especially from 2010 to 2020, are shaping the new maps.

Secure and Fair Elections

This program focused on how elections work, featuring some of our own LWVGP members who work at the polls. We also welcomed Senior Election Specialist (Michigan SOS), Carol Pierce.

Voter Registration

  • Be sure you are registered – check with your local clerk.
  • Check Vote411.org for more information
  • Student Voter Registration: Register online or in person. Read more

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

The League of Women Voters, in both its values and practices, affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and inclusion. LWV recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making, and subscribes to the belief that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the values it upholds. Inclusiveness enhances the organization’s ability to respond more effectively to changing conditions and needs, and therefore, LWV will in both principles and practices promote the inclusion in participation in any activity of LWV all persons whatever their gender, race, socio-economic status, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Read the League’s policies that define its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by clicking here and here. Read more