CENTER FOR THE TEACHING OF AMERICAN HISTORY
Professor Adam Laats, Director
Center Office: Academic B G10
Phone: (607) 777-6769
Workshops & Conferences
RECENTLY HELD EVENTS
Book Circles--Spring 2011
Book Circles--Fall 2010
Teaching with Primary Sources: Library of Congress--November 17
co-sponsored by CTAH and BT BOCES
Fall Conference with Dr. John McClymer of Assumption College
July 2010, Workshop--Expanding Suffrage and Citizenship
Book Circles, Spring 2010
Peer Review Conference--March
Book Circles - Fall 2009
Conference with Dr. Benjamin Justice of Rutgers
The Rise of Industrial America--August 17-21
Westward Expansion--July 6-10
2008 Program Impact Evaluation Results
Pre and Post Student Assessments--U.S.
The Center for the Teaching of American History draws on the
resources of the Division of Education in the School of Education and
Human Development and the History Department in Harpur College to
sponsor activities that contribute to the improvement of the teaching of
American History at the secondary school level.
The Center has received three Teaching American History grants from the
federal Department of Education to work on a range of professional
development activities with secondary school teachers and librarians in
upstate New York aimed at improving the teaching of American History.
In 2009, we applied for and received a small professional development
grant from the Library of Congress under its Teaching with Primary Sources
Under this grant, the Center and Broome Tioga BOCES, the primary grantee,
collaborated on two new professional development opportunities for BT
BOCES teachers and librarians. The two workshops provided participants
with support in learning to access and employ in the classroom resources
from the Library of Congress's American Memory web site that were aligned
with New York State History Standards.
Area teachers and Binghamton University graduate students interested in
in any of the Center's programs should contact Dr. Adam Laats at
(607) 777- or via email.
This site was last updated on December 12,