Are you a teacher in Chicago or the Chicago Region? Have you ever wondered about the origin of a geographical name used in the Chicago Region?
“Blue Island”, for example, is a regional geographical name. “What is in a Name” is the topic for the workshop. International naming issues, such as the East Sea and Salish Sea will be examined. Geographical naming is a persistent issue and differs from place name recognition. Naming inquires about the origin and meaning of a geographical place name.
Geographical names communicate the power of place in political, social, and economical contexts. Geopolitical fault zones sometimes occur over the names used to express conflicting, but deeply held, emotive values about places. Geographical names capture the cultural attributes and historical contexts of people living in a particular place. A geographical name conjures up an expression of the past, the meaning of the present, and anticipation of the future. This workshop will present historical and contemporary examples of geographical naming and its consequences, ranging from sea names to island names.
When: October 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Rosati Room, Richardson Library at DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus
2350 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Participants: Social Studies Teachers in Chicago Metropolitan Area (Teachers of social studies, history, civics, geography, and economics are invited).
Participants are invited to a group dinner following the workshop at restaurant close to DePaul University from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
To register, please contact Prof. Jongnam Choi <firstname.lastname@example.org>