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Check out some photographs from our Summer Institute!

Upcoming Events

  1. October 8, 2011
    Saturday Seminar: Developing Civic Freedom
  2. November 2011
    Online Discussion
  3. January 28, 2012
    Saturday Seminar
  4. March 2012
    Online Disucssion
  5. May 5, 2012
    Saturday Seminar
  6. June 25 to 29, 2012
    Summer Institute (Dates tentitive)
See calendar for more dates or click here to download a pdf.

Last Year's Reads

Fifth Grade:
Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft

Eighth Grade:
A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837

Eleventh Grade:
The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

Check back soon for the Developing Civic Freedom reads! ______________________________________________________________

Developing Freedom in America

* Developing Freedom in America is a Teaching American History (TAH) Grant awarded by the United States Department of Education for educators in Tulare County, California.

* Developing Freedom in America provides a content-enrichment professional development program

* It includes three in-residence summer institutes, six semester in-service
seminars, and an online curriculum support community.

* It is organized thematically by year. Participants consider in the first year The Political Meaning of Freedom. Developing Economic Freedom is the focus for the second year. Finally in the third year teachers will turn to Evolving Civic Freedoms.

* The overall program objectives of Developing Freedom in America seek to:

  1. Increase and improve teachersí traditional American history content and disciplinary knowledge
  2. Facilitate collaborative design of new standards-based curriculum focusing on the studentsí acquisition of historical analysis, interpretation, and content literacy skills
  3. Strengthen teachersí classroom instruction by implementing effective pedagogical strategies for increased historical understanding and knowledge, as well as academic literacy skills