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CENTER FOR THE TEACHING OF AMERICAN HISTORY
Professor Thomas Dublin, Director
Center Office: Academic B G10
Phone: (607) 777-6769


LESSONS--U.S. HISTORY FROM 1877


The Center for Teaching American History designs and administers numerous professional development activities for teachers. Foremost among them are the Summer Workshops and subsequent Peer Review Conferences.

At the summer workshops we explore the possibilities of using the World Wide Web as a resource for gathering and analyzing primary documents to enhance the classroom experience -- for both students and teachers. Participants begin developing a teaching unit to implement in the coming school year. In the late spring, we reconvene for a Peer Review conference where the participants present their teaching unit, sharing materials and ideas with one another.

In the course of participating in the workshops teachers focus on many specific websites and web-related resources from which they draw materials. Below you will find links to descriptions of the web resources that participants have utilized, organized topically. Additionally, you will find links to lesson plans and ideas for the classroom developed from these web resources.


A REVOLUTION, A CONSTITUTION, AND A NATION: TEACHING THE MAKING OF A NATION WITH DOCUMENTS
Summer Workshops July 7-11, 2003 and August 9-13, 2004 Peer Review Conferences April 24, 2004 and March 19, 2005

From the Peer Review Conference:



NINTEENTH CENTURY SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE
Summer Workshops July 12-16, 2004 and July 10-14, 2006
Peer Review Conferences April 23, 2005 and Spring 2007

From the Summer Workshops:
  • Exodusters

    From the Peer Review Conference:

  • Lowell and Beyond: A Document Hop
  • The Populist Movement

    "'WE LIFTED OUR VOICES IN THUNDER TONES": AMERICA'S CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION IN DOCUMENTS
    Summer Workshops August 18-22, 2003 and August 14-18, 2006
    Peer Review Conferences April 24, 2004 and Spring 2007

    From the Summer Workshops:
    From the Peer Review Conferences:




    THE U.S. AND THE WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY
    Summer Workshops August 16-20, 2004 and August 15-19, 2005
    Peer Review Conferences April 23, 2005 and March 25, 2006

    From the Summer Workshops:
    From the Peer Review Conference:


    THE EVOLVING CONSTITUTION, SUMMER 2008
    July 7-11, 2008

    From the Summer Workshop & Peer Review Conference, March 2009:



    IMMIGRATION--SHAPING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
    August 18-22, 2008

    From the Summer Workshop & Peer Review Conference, March 2009:



    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    Summer Workshop (July 6-10, 2009) and Peer Review Workshop (March 27, 2010)



    TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WORKSHOPS (2009/2010)



    Area teachers and Binghamton University graduate students interested in participating in any of the Center's programs should contact the Center's Project Coordinator, Thomas Wirth, at (607) 777-6769 or via email.




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    This site was last updated on December 1, 2009.

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