2009-10 Middle School Schedule
May 28: Orientation, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Orientation to discuss project requirements, website, and web modules
- Teachers receive project readings and complete evaluation materials
June 22–26: Summer Institute Week One, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily
- June 22:
- “What is History?” with George Mason University Professor T. Mills Kelly
- “Introduction,” with Georgetown University Professor Adam Rothman
- June 23:
- “Historical Thinking Skills,” with GMU Professor T. Mills Kelly
- “Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution,” with Adam Rothman
- June 24:
- June 25:
- “Crafting the Constitution,” with Adam Rothman
- “Promethean History,” with Lead Teacher Joe Jelen
- June 26:
- “The Federalist Period,” with University of Maryland Professor Whitman Ridgway
- “The Rise of American Nationalism,” with Adam Rothman
- June 28: Write and post your reflection to the forum based on the following question:
Where did American national identity come from?
July 20–24: Summer Institute Week Two, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily
- July 20:
- National Archives Site Visit
- “Race in America,” with George Mason University Professor Wendi Manuel-Scott
- July 21:
- “The Jacksonian Era: Nullification, the Bank War, and Indian Removal,” with GMU Professor Michael O’Malley
- “Antebellum Reform,” with Johns Hopkins University Professor Ronald Walters
- July 22:
- Teacher Research
- “Things Fall Apart,” with Adam Rothman
- Write and post your reflection to the forum based on the following question:
Why was it so difficult to abolish slavery before the Civil War?
- July 23:
- “Crisis of the Union,” with Georgetown University Professor Chandra Manning
- “The Civil War,” with GMU Professor Christopher Hamner
- July 24:
- “The Overthrow of Slavery,” with Adam Rothman
- “Reconstructing the Nation,” with Adam Rothman
- Primary Source Activity Topic Due
- July 26: Write and post your reflection to the forum based on the following question:
What did the Civil War accomplish?
July 27: Lesson Plan Topic Due
Wednesday, August 12: Lesson Plan Workshop, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
September/October: Primary Source Activities will be taught and observed
Wednesday, September 23: Make-up Lesson Plan Workshop, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m
- Attend if you were unable to make it to August 12 Workshop
- Meet individually with Linda Spoales, Adam Rothman, and Kelly Schrum to discuss Final Projects
- Primary Source and brief description of each activity for Primary Source Activities due
- Center for Technology Innovation (click here for directions), Lab 3
If not done in September, teach and write about Primary Source Activities
October 2: Post book reflection for 1831 and respond to other’s posts
Wednesday, October 7: Book Discussion, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
October 26: Lesson Plan Outline and Primary Sources Due
Wednesday, November 4: Sounds of History, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
November 7: Post reflection on content workshop and respond to other’s posts
November 9: Primary Source Activity Case Study Due (for non-observed activity)
November 23: Lesson Plan Drafts Due
Project Coordinator and Lead Historian will provide feedback on Lesson Plan drafts
Continue revising Lesson Plan drafts
Wednesday, March 3: New Media, Primary Sources, and the History Classroom: A TAH Open House, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
March 8: Post reflection on technology workshop and respond to other’s posts
March 12: Post book reflection for Families and Freedom and respond to other’s posts
Wednesday, March 17: Book Discussion, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- Full-Year Cohort Only
- Book discussion for Families and Freedom, by Ira Berlin
- Carver Educational Services Center Room 120 (Board Conference Room). If entering building from the North entrance, room is straight down the hall and on your right.
April 5: Final Draft of Lesson Plan Due
Tuesday, April 20: Closing Reception, 4:00-6:10 p.m.