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October 8, 2011
Saturday Seminar: Developing Civic Freedom
- November 2011
- January 28, 2012
- March 2012
- May 5, 2012
- June 25 to 29, 2012
Summer Institute (Dates tentitive)
Last Year's Reads
A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837
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:
- Increase and improve teachersí traditional American history content and disciplinary knowledge
- Facilitate collaborative design of new standards-based curriculum focusing on the studentsí acquisition of historical analysis, interpretation, and content literacy skills
- Strengthen teachersí classroom instruction by implementing effective pedagogical strategies for increased historical understanding and knowledge, as well as academic literacy skills