Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thoughts of Summer

With a break from the snow and a day of unseasonably warmer weather my thoughts turn to History Connected summer plans.

The History Connected project will offer a Summer Institute titled War and Society from the American Revolution to the War in Vietnam. This exciting course offered by our partner Primary Source will examine the impact of war on American society during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. This institute will explore the ways in which American society was shaped by the United States' involvement in various wars at home and abroad during this period. Themes will include the experiences of men, women, and children on the home front, labor and the war effort, the struggle for racial integration in the Armed services, anti-war movements, and the commemoration of war in American collective memory.

Teachers at a past summer institute work on document analysis.

War and Society from the American Revolution to the War in Vietnam:

Course dates: July 11 - 15, 2011

Location: Reading Memorial High School

Course time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (with a longer field trip day TBD)

Follow-up session: October TBA, 2011

PDPs/Graduate credit offered: 67.5 PDPs or 3 professional development graduate credits

Teachers who are interested in furthering their summer professional development might consider one of the many Landmarks in American History and Culture workshops for school teachers offered by the National Endowment for the humanities. Descriptions of their rich course offerings are available at:

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