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  • Since 2001 - Grant awards assist LEAs to partner with content experts and professional development providers. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of U.S. history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum, these programs will improve instruction and raise student achievement.
  • Primary Source summer institutes provide a rich introduction to a course topic. During a summer institute participants interact with an array of scholars from the area's top colleges and universities, and seasoned teachers with expertise and teaching experience on the institute's subject. Readings assigned prior to the institute elevate participants' capacity to engage vigorously with content and provide shared background knowledge among students.
  • Workshopsand Institutes Year One

    1. 1. <ul><li>A Teaching American History Grant Provided by the U.S. Department of Education Award #:  U215X090089 </li></ul><ul><li>www.historyconnected.org </li></ul><ul><li>Kara Gleason </li></ul><ul><li>Project Director </li></ul>
    2. 2. The TAH Program <ul><li>Senator Robert Byrd, (D) West Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to raise student </li></ul><ul><li>achievement by improving teachers' </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge and understanding of and </li></ul><ul><li>appreciation for traditional U.S. history. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Day Seminars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History Book Discussion Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Institutes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Conference </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Grant Details <ul><li>Three year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $999,818 </li></ul><ul><li>Intended audience: Middle and high school U.S. history teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Nine school districts: </li></ul><ul><li>Danvers, Dracut, Haverhill, Lowell, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, & Wilmington </li></ul>
    4. 4. Partners <ul><li>Boston College Department of History </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Source </li></ul><ul><li>Tsongas Industrial History Center </li></ul><ul><li>University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education </li></ul>
    5. 5. History Connected <ul><li>History Connected draws connections across time and place to the enduring themes and issues of American history. Global connections between the United States and the world are an important feature of the program. So too are connections between ideas, individuals, documents, and events as they developed on the local, national, and international levels. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Yearly Themes <ul><li>Year One: Equality, Citizenship, and the Law </li></ul><ul><li>Year Two: War and Society: The Civil War to Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Year Three: American Encounters: The Movement of People and Ideas </li></ul>
    7. 7. School Day Seminars <ul><li>Held during the regular school day at Reading Memorial High School or at local historic sites </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive lectures with historians </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom connections with lead teachers, professors, and museum educators </li></ul><ul><li>Resources may include: books, articles, DVDs, images, and primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced reading prior to each session </li></ul><ul><li>Districts are reimbursed for substitute coverage </li></ul>
    8. 8. School Day Seminars <ul><li>November: Natural Rights and Constitutions </li></ul><ul><li>December: The Right to Vote: Examining Political Participation and Voting Rights in America </li></ul><ul><li>January: Presenting History: Technological Applications for Student Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>February: The Growth of Slavery in the Nineteenth Century and the Local Response </li></ul><ul><li>March: Topics in Modern Immigration and Labor:  Comparing Old and New </li></ul><ul><li>April: The Progressive Era: Reforms and Results </li></ul><ul><li>May: Examining the New Deal </li></ul>
    9. 9. History Book Discussion Study Groups <ul><li>Led by Professor Bob Forrant, UMass Lowell </li></ul><ul><li>Meet once a month from Dec – Apr in either Lowell or Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Read & discuss 5 books </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom connections </li></ul><ul><li>resources and teaching ideas </li></ul><ul><li>are provided and discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Books are provided for all participants </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution by Carol Berkin (Supplemented with articles by Alfred F. Young and Woody Holton) </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America by Paul Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick </li></ul><ul><li>Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream by Bruce Watson </li></ul><ul><li>On the Laps of Gods: The Red Summer of 1919 and the Struggle for Justice That Remade a Nation by Robert Whitaker </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s by Ronald F. Formisano </li></ul>
    11. 11. Primary Source Summer Institute: Making Equality: Individuals, Social Movements and the Law <ul><li>JULY 12 - 16, 2010 AT READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, ORIENTATION & FOLLOW UP DAY TBA </li></ul><ul><li>This Summer Institute will include topics such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Equality, The Constitution, and the Courts </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching the 14th Amendment </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Participation in the Black Civil Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans, Tribal Law, and the Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Cesar Chavez, Immigrant Identity, and the Farmworkers' Campaign for Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Site visit possibilities include the Boston Women's Heritage Trail and the Schlesinger Library </li></ul>
    12. 12. Participation and Honoraria <ul><li>Completer (Honorarium of $1,600) </li></ul><ul><li>Attend and complete all required readings and work for the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Five out of seven of the School Day Seminars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All five History Book Discussion Study Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Source Summer Institute and online orientation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Produce one required work product for the School Day Seminars/History Book Discussion Study Group and one required work product for the Summer Institute </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend the Annual Sharing Conference (October TBA, 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Participation and Honoraria <ul><li>Part-Time Participant (Honorarium of $800) </li></ul><ul><li>Attend and complete all required readings and work for the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend three out of seven of the School Day Seminars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choose One: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All five History Book Discussion Study Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Source Summer Institute and online orientation (June orientation, July institute) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Produce one required work product for the School Day Seminars/History Book Discussion Study Group or one required work product for the Summer Institute </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend the Annual Sharing Conference (October TBA, 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. PDPs and Graduate Credit <ul><li>Three graduate credits for five school day seminars/History Book Discussion Study Group </li></ul><ul><li>Three graduate credits for Summer Institute </li></ul><ul><li>PDPs also available </li></ul>
    15. 15. To Sign Up <ul><li>Enroll online </li></ul><ul><li>Registration form is available at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.historyconnected.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.historyconnected.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to access the registration form. </li></ul><ul><li>Registration deadline: October 8th </li></ul>
    16. 16. For More Information <ul><li>History Connected website: www.historyconnected.org and blog: www.historyconnected.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Kara Gleason at [email_address] or at </li></ul><ul><li>(781) 670-2892. </li></ul><ul><li>Review the History Connected booklet. </li></ul>

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