High School Questions

Summer Institute, Reflections Due

  1. June 24: What is the value of historical re-enactment? What are its shortcomings?
  2. June 28: How did “modernity” transform American life? Which change(s) were most significant? Why?
  3. July 22: How reliable are photographs as evidence? Are they more or less reliable/useful than, say, text sources like newspapers or diaries?
  4. July 26: How did the Cold War shape the character of American society? How have Americans adapted to the end of the Cold War?

Book Reflections

  1. What are the goals or themes of this book?
  2. Describe the sources that the historian used to write this book. Whose voice(s) are being heard through these sources? Why do you think the historian chose to present these voices/tell this story this way? What implications do these choices have?
  3. How is the story similar to or different from what is presented in the history textbook your students use? Does it change your understanding of this historical period or of historical events?

Content Workshop

  1. To be determined.

History and Technology Workshop

  1. To be determined.