Schedule

2007-08 Cohort A Schedule

2007

May

May 16: Orientation, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Discuss project requirements, website, and web modules. Teachers will receive project books and complete evaluation materials.

June

June 25-29: Summer Institute, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cohort A & B will participate in all activities

GMU Loudoun Campus

  • June 25:
    • “Introduction and Thoughts on Teaching History,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • “Locating and Evaluating Online Primary Sources,” with GMU Professor Sharon Leon
  • June 26:
    • “Analyzing Online Primary Sources,” with GMU Professor Sharon Leon
    • “Using Primary Sources in the Classroom,” with GMU Professor T. Mills Kelly
  • June 27:
    • “Colonial America,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • “American Indians,” with College of William and Mary Professor Danielle Moretti-Langholtz and Buck Woodward
  • June 28:
    • Mount Vernon Site Visit with Guided Tour
    • “Founding Documents,” with GMU Professor Rosie Zagarri
  • June 29:
    • “American Revolution and Early Republic,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • Interactive Teaching Strategies Seminar with Sarah Whelan

July

July 9-13: Summer Institute, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

GMU Loudoun Campus

  • July 9:
    • “Slavery,” with Georgetown Professor Adam Rothman
    • “Antebellum,” with Georgetown Professor Adam Rothman
  • July 10:
    • Manassas National Battlefield Park Site Visit with Guided Tour
    • “Civil War,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
  • July 11:
    • “Reconstruction and Jim Crow,” with GMU Professor Wendi Manuel-Scott
    • “The Progressive Era,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
  • July 12:
    • “Depression Era and World War II,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • “Civil Rights,” with GMU Professor Wendi Manuel-Scott
  • July 13:
    • Interactive Teaching Strategies
    • “Post 1945,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
  • July 17:
    • Post reflection on second week of Summer Institute
    • Submit summary of two primary source activities to teach in September or October

August

August 15: Topic for Mini Unit Due
August 27: National Archives and Records Administration Site Visit with Guided Tour
August 28: National Archives Follow-up Workshop, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September

September/October: Teach Primary Source Actitives

Project Director observes one primary source activity
Write case study about experience teaching unobserved primary source activity

October

If not done in September, teach and write about primary sources activities
October 5: Post book reflection for A Murder in Virginia by Suzanne Lebsock and respond to postings
October 10: Book discussion for A Murder in Virginia by Suzanne Lebsock, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
October 22: Submit Outline and Primary Sources for Mini Unit

November

November 5 and 7: Lesson Plan Workshops

Meet individually with Sarah Whelan, Christopher Hamner, and Kelly Schrum to discuss mini-units

November 14: Historical film workshop on Vietnam, 4:30-6:45 p.m.

With George Mason University Professor Meredith Lair
Open to ALL LCPS Teachers

November 19: Post film workshop reflection on website; respond to other postings

December

December 10: Draft of Mini Unit Due

2008

January

January 11: Post book reflection for Jefferson’s Pillow by Roger Wilkins
January 16: Book discussion for Jefferson’s Pillow by Roger Wilkins, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

February

February 5: Historical film workshop, Vanishing Act: Native Americans, History & Film, 4:30-6:45 p.m.

With George Mason University Professor Paula Petrik
Open to ALL LCPS Teachers

February 20: Annual Keynote Lecture, “Race, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights,” 4:30-6:45 p.m.

With George Mason University Professor Roger Wilkins
Open to ALL LCPS Teachers

March

March 10: Final Draft of Mini Unit Due
March 21: Post book reflection for Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody and respond to postings
March 26: Book discussion on Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

April

April 10: Closing Reception and Presentation of Lesson Plans, 4:15-7:00 p.m.