American Encounters: U.S. History in Global Context: Introduction & Orientation
With David Quigley, Boston College, Caroline Allison, David Blanchard, and James DeBenedictis, Reading Memorial High School History Department, and Patricia Fontaine, University of Massachusetts Lowell
OCTOBER 27, 2011, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING LAB

“America as a nation is not self-contained. It is connected with and partially shaped by the world beyond it (Bender, A Nation Among Nations)." This session will introduce a rationale and practice for a new way of considering United States history by integrating it into a transnational and global framework. Emphasis will be placed on reframing several specific topics in U.S. history in global context. Also featured is work with the Common Core Framework for Literacy in History/Social Studies including strategies and resources for linking the Common Core with historical inquiry and performance based writing assessments.




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Schedule
7:30 – 7:45
Arrival, Breakfast, and Check-in
7:45 – 8:55
Welcome, Orientation, and Introductions:
History Connected Year Three Overview

History Connected Wiki & Website Tour

Memorandum of Understanding & Evaluation Informed Consent
Graduate Credit/PDPs
Pre-Test
9:00 – 11:00
With break
American Encounters: U.S. History in Global Context:
Thematic Introduction and Considering Lincoln and the World
Professor David Quigley, Boston College
11:00 – 12:00
Implementing the U.S. in Global Context Approach:
RMHS Department Integrated U.S./World Curriculum Share
Kara Gleason, Caroline Allison, Dave Blanchard, Jim DeBenedictis, RMHS
12:00 – 12:30
Lunch
12:30 – 2:00
The Common Core in the History Classroom:
Looking at Performance Based Writing Assignments
Professor Pat Fontaine, University of Massachusetts Lowell
2:00 – 2:30
Classroom Connections Discussion & Closing