In this course for middle and high school teachers will explore American history from the Pre-Columbian era through the present day. The video programs are divided into three segments: Historical Perspectives, an overview of the historical era; Faces of America, in which biographies of individuals illustrate larger events; and Hands-on History, a behind-the-scenes look at how history is studied, documented, and presented. Additional units introduce methods to strengthen teachers’ knowledge of American history, while reviewing content.
Teachers utilize online text, a facilitator guide, and a Web site to supplement the video content and adapt it to use 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.
Please begin viewing the videos and completing the assignments immediately after you register by accessing the supporting website: http://www.learner.org/courses/amerhistory/