In this course 12 high school history teachers explore the use of primary-source documents in the research and interpretation of American history. The programs feature informal lectures by prominent historians on pivotal events from the settlement of Jamestown to the Korean conflict and the Cold War.
The teachers are led in discussions, debates, interviews, and role-playing as they investigate the original documents that transmit the voices of America’s past. Teachers will find that the activities in this workshop can be adapted and used in their own classrooms. Review the course work requirements and the supporting website for more information.
Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.
This course has an online component delivered through Canvas.
Please begin viewing the videos and completing the assignments immediately after you register by accessing the supporting website at http://www.learner.org/workshops/primarysources/