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Teaching American History Teaching

This partnership for improving teaching and learning American history brings together 4 school districts and Bridgewater State College. Intensive summer institutes and weekend modules for middle school and high school history and social studies teachers are supplemented by mentoring, resident scholars, and access to primary documents and archives. Based on prior consultation with teachers and state/national guidelines, institutes will focus on immigration, the Constitution, and civil rights. Weekend modules address the industrial revolution, aviation, Civil War, foreign policy, Kennedy to Carter, women's rights. Activities include a symposium on museums and schools.