War and Protest: Examining Responses to Indian Removal and the Mexican American War
With Owen Stanwood, Boston College and Diana Grady and Kit Dunlap, Buzzards Bay Writing Project, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
DECEMBER 16, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

Protests against war and violence have always been a part of the American experience. Often international, interdenominational, and multiracial, the protest movements against Indian Removal and the Mexican American War were representative of broader currents of reform in Antebellum America. This session will examine the circumstances of Indian Removal and the Mexican American War, protestors’ values, strategies, contradictions, and complexities, and the immediate and long term results. The latter part of the workshop will provide teachers with tools and strategies to link history and writing in the U.S. history classroom. A copy of Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher's Guide and The Story in History: Writing Your Way into the Experience will be provided for particpants' department libraries.

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Approximate Schedule:
8:00– 8:15
Arrival, Breakfast, and Check-In
8:15 – 9:00
Introductions and Resource Share
Kara Gleason, Project Director
9:00 – 11:30
with break
“War and Protest:” Examining Responses to Cherokee Removal and the Mexican American War Owen Stanwood, Department of History, Boston College
11:30 – 12:10
Lunch (brown bag, RMHS cafeteria, or take-out at a local restaurant)
12:15 – 2:15
Writing for History: Writing Strategies for the History Classroom Diana Grady & Kit Dunlap, Buzzards Bay Writing Project, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
2:15 – 2:30
Making Connections & Closing
Kara Gleason, Project Director
History Connected Seminar #3