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American Encounters: US History in Global Context

History Connected - Year Three


Provided by the U.S. Department of Education Award #: U215X090089 www.historyconnected.wikispaces.com www.historyconnected.org Kara Gleason Project Director

A Teaching American History Grant

The TAH Program


Designed to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge and understanding of and appreciation for traditional U.S. history

Professional Development Opportunities:

Grant Details
Final Grant Year Audience: Upper Middle and

High School U.S. History Teachers


Nine Partner Districts:

Danvers, Dracut, Haverhill, Lowell, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, & Wilmington

Partners
Boston College Department of History

Primary Source
University of Massachusetts Lowell Other local museums and historic sites

History Connected Yearly Themes


Year One: Equality, Citizenship, and the Law Year Two: War, Society, State, and

Citizenship: The American Revolution to the Vietnam War

Year Three: American Encounters:

U.S. History in Global Context

School Day Seminars


Held during the regular school day Interactive lectures with historians Classroom connections

Access to resources
Require advanced and/or follow-up reading and

written responses
Substitute coverage reimbursed*

School Day Seminars


October: American Encounters: U.S. History in Global Context - Introduction & Orientation (Mandatory for all) November: Submitted to a Candid World: The Declaration of Independence in a Global Context December: American Art and History in an International Context at the Art of the Americas Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston January: Antebellum American Religion and Reform in an International Context

School Day Seminars


February: Transnational Migration since the LateNineteenth Century Early March: Presenting History: Using Weebly to Create Student and Teacher Websites Late March: The Wilsonian Moment: Woodrow Wilsons Post-World War I Diplomacy on the World Stage April: Bringing the Foundation of Freedom: The Global Influence of U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1960s

History Book Discussion Study Groups


Led by Professor Bob Forrant, UMass Lowell

Meet once a month from Dec April in either

Lowell or Reading
Read & discuss 5 books

Classroom connections

resources and teaching ideas are provided and discussed


Requires advanced and/or

follow-up written responses


Books are provided for all participants

December: Friends of Liberty, Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and Agrippa Hull: A Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and a Tragic Betrayal of Freedom in the New Nation January: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

February: Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America March: Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War April: Girl in Translation

Primary Source Summer Institute: The U.S. and the World: Expressions of Power Past and Present
JULY 9 - 13, 2012 AT READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, ORIENTATION & FOLLOW UP DAY TBA

Emphasis on the 20th century, will also consider past history and present circumstances

The Summer Institute will include topics such as: Worlds Fairs and Visual Culture: Projecting American Ideals and Products to the World Cold War Foreign Policy: Foreign Aid, Wars on Poverty, Terrorism and Drugs Case Studies: U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Middle East Globalization and the U.S. Role in the World Today

Priorities for Participation


U.S. History Teacher Commitment as a Completer Application Response

Participation and Honoraria


Completer (Honorarium of $1,600) Attend and complete all required readings and work for the following: Five out of eight of the School Day Seminars All five History Book Discussion Study Groups Primary Source Summer Institute and online orientation Produce one required work product for the School Day Seminars/History Book Discussion Study Group and one required work product for the Summer Institute Attend the Annual Sharing Conference (fall 2012)

Participation and Honoraria


Part-Time Participant (Honorarium of $TBA) Attend and complete all required readings and work for the following: Attend three out of eight of the School Day Seminars Choose One: All five History Book Discussion Study Groups OR Primary Source Summer Institute and online orientation (June orientation, July institute) Produce one required work product for the School Day Seminars/History Book Discussion Study Group or one required work product for the Summer Institute Attend the Annual Sharing Conference (fall 2012)

PDPs and Graduate Credit


Professional Development Graduate

Credit from Endicott College Three graduate credits for five School Day Seminars plus History Book Discussion Study Group Three graduate credits for Summer Institute PDPs also available

To Sign Up
Enroll online

Registration form is available at:

www.historyconnected.wikispaces.com or www.historyconnected.org Click here to access the registration form. Registration deadline: Friday September 30th!

For More Information


History Connected wiki:

www.historyconnected.wikispaces.com Contact Kara Gleason at KGleason@reading.k12.ma.us or at (781) 670-2892. Review the History Connected booklet.