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War and Society from the American Revolution to the War in Vietnam
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With presentations by leading academic historians, independent scholars and “lead teachers”
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JULY 11 - 15, 2011 AT READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, ORIENTATION & FOLLOW UP DAY TBA
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.
The Summer Institute will include topics such as:
The Common Man as American Hero: The American Revolution and the Civil War
Ethnicity and Race in the Civil War: The New York City Draft Riots
Lives on the Home Front Through Letters and Material Culture
The Struggle for Racial Integration in the Armed Services, World War II, Korea and Vietnam
Youth Culture and the Anti-War Movement in the Vietnam War
Site visit possibilities include the U.S.S.
at the Charlestown Navy Yard and walking tours of Boston’s war memorials.
As a result of participation in the Primary Source Summer Institute, teachers are required to develop a work product such as a 3 – 5 day lesson plan, an in-depth book review, or a film guide. Graduate credit and/or PDPs will be provided. A sharing conference in fall 2011 will provide the opportunity for teachers to share their newly created lessons and curriculum projects.
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