Schedule

2008-09 Cohort A Schedule

2008

March

March 12: Orientation, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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

April

April 16: Historical Film Workshop on The Civil Rights Movement, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

With George Washington University Professor Melani McAlister
Open to All LCPS Teachers

April 20: Post reflection on Film Workshop

May

May 28, Seminar, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

“Historical Thinking Skills,” with GMU Professor T. Mills Kelly

June

June 23-27: Summer Institute, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cohort A & B will participate in all activities

GMU Loudoun Campus Rooms 232 and 235

  • June 23:
    • “Introduction and Thoughts on Teaching History,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • “Locating and Evaluating Online Primary Sources,” with GMU Professor Sharon Leon
    • “Introduction to Content Themes,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
  • June 24:
    • “Colonial America,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • “Native Americans,” with College of William and Mary Professor Danielle Moretti-Langholtz
  • June 25:
    • Mount Vernon Site Visit
    • “The Early Republic and Founding Documents,” with GMU Professor Rosie Zagarri
  • June 26:
    • “Early Federal,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • “Using Primary Sources,” with GMU Professor T. Mills Kelly
    • “Analyzing Online Primary Sources,” with GMU Professor Sharon Leon
  • June 27:
    • “Slavery,” with Georgetown Professor Adam Rothman
    • Lunch Presentation: National History Education Clearinghouse
    • “Antebellum,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • Interactive Teaching Strategies Seminar with Sarah Whelan

July

  • July 1:
  • July 3:
    • Topic for Culminating Project Due. During second week of Summer Institute, teachers will meet with staff to discuss topics and research.
July 7-11: Summer Institute, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

GMU Loudoun Campus Rooms 232 and 235

  • July 7:
    • Harpers Ferry Site Visit
    • “Civil War,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
  • July 8:
    • “Reconstruction,” with GMU Professor Michael Bottoms
    • “Race/Jim Crow,” with GMU Professor Wendi Manuel-Scott
  • July 9:
    • “Progressive Era,” with GMU Professor Sharon Leon
    • “The Great Depression,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • Interactive Teaching Strategies Seminar with Sarah Whelan
  • July 10:
    • “World War II,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • “Civil Rights,” with GMU Professor Wendi Manuel-Scott
  • July 11:
    • “Cold War and Beyond,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
    • Interactive Teaching Strategies, Content Survey, and Wrap-Up
  • July 15:
  • July 18:
    • Primary Source Activity Topics Due

August

August 8: Culminating Project Outline Due
August 20: Post book reflection for A Murder in Virginia by Suzanne Lebsock
August 25: National Archives and Records Administration Site Visit and Workshop
August 26: Workshop and Book Discussion, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Research and work on Culminating Projects and meet with Sarah Whelan, Christopher Hamner, and Kelly Schrum
  • Book Discussion: A Murder in Virginia by Suzanne Lebsock
  • GMU Loudoun Campus Rooms 209 and 219

September

September/October: Primary Source Activities will be taught and observed
September 27: Post book reflection on Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic by Rosemarie Zagarri

October

If not done in September, teach and write about primary source activities.
October 1: Book discussion, Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic by Rosemarie Zagarri, 4:30-6:45 p.m.
October 15: Rough Draft of Culminating Project Due
October 29: Annual Keynote Lecture, “Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic,” 4:30-7:00 p.m.

With George Mason University Professor Rosemarie Zagarri
Open to All LCPS Teachers

November

November 10 and 12: Project Workshops
  • Meet individually with Sarah Whelan, Christopher Hamner, and Kelly Schrum to discuss Culminating Projects
  • GMU Loudoun Campus Room 208 and Lab 209

December

Continue working on Culminating Projects; meet individually with Sarah Whelan
December 5: Primary Source Activity Case Study Due

2009

January

January 14: Final Draft of Culminating Project Due
January 14: Historical Film Workshop on Living with the Bomb: The Cold War and the Atomic Age in America, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

With George Mason University Professor Christopher Hamner
Open to All LCPS Teachers

January 19: Post reflection on Film Workshop

March

March 11: Closing Reception and Presentation of Culminating Projects, 4:15-7:00 p.m.