2009-2010 Session - Teaching American History - The Enduring Legacy of the American Revolution: Liberty Freedom and Equality


2009-2010 Session
Theme:  20th Century Heroes of Equality - Labor Movement, Women's Movement & Civil Rights Movement

In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.
      John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Application Forms

 2009-2010 Syllabus (PDF) - Revised 7/6/09

Course Description (PDF)

2009 Summer Seminar Schedule (PDF) - Revised 6/25/09

Photos from 2009 Summer Seminar

 2009-2010 Teacher Support Team List - Revised 4/27/10

 2009-2010 Lesson Plans

 Photos from the TAH field trip to the JFK Presidential Library in June
  Photos from the TAH field trip to Lowell, MA

Year Three: 2009-2010

Summer Seminar Dates: July 13-17, 2009

Each annual program begins with a summer seminar.  Teacher-participants will receive a complimentary instructional kit that includes key books on content, standards, and the teaching of American history and a one-year free membership in the Vermont Alliance for Social Studies. In the kit we have included books which contain primary documents and are to be read in conjunction with the Summer Seminar and throughout the year.

Summer Seminar Lodging is available in our residence halls at a special rate.  Contact Mary Giordano for details.

For more information on the topics covered in year three, visit our links page.


Summer Seminar:

Featured Speaker: William H. Chafe, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

An outstanding chronicler of 20th century American history, William Chafe is a gifted teacher and scholar. The author of many books and articles in the fields of women's history, U.S. politics, and civil rights, he is also a forceful and engaging speaker. For many years he has been a leader in the effort to bring interdisciplinary studies to higher education. His first book, The American Woman [1972], was a path breaking monograph in what has become one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines in History. Among his many prestigious awards are those from the Guggenheim, Fulbright and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Much of Dean Chafe's professional scholarship reflects his long-term interest in issue of race and gender equality. His dissertation and first book focused on the changing social and economic roles of American women in the fifty years after the woman suffrage amendment. Subsequent books compared the patterns of race and gender discrimination in America. His book on the origins of the sit-in movement in North Carolina helped to re-orient scholarship on civil rights toward social history and community studies. Chafe has written two books on the history of post-World War II America, and a biography of the liberal crusader Allard Lowenstein. The author of eight books overall, he has received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (1981) for Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom (1980) and the Sidney Hillman book award (1994) for Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism (1993).

Professor Chafe's activities at Duke have also reflected these interests. He has been co-director of the Duke Oral History Program, and its Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations; he is a founder and the former Academic Director of the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women; he is also a founder and senior research associate of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In 1988 he was named the Alice Mary Baldwin Distinguished Professor of History. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavior Sciences. From 1990 to 1995 Chafe chaired the Duke University Department of History. In 1995 he became Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and in 1997 added to that title new responsibilities as Dean of Trinity College. He has most recently been appointed Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

more at http://www.aas.duke.edu/admin/deans/faculty/chafe.html

and http://www.pbs.org/fmc/interviews/chafe.htm

Special guest at the summer seminar: Sigrid Lumbra

History/Social Studies Consultant from the Vermont Department of Education.




Book Discussion Leaders:

Fall 2009:

Lois Wunderley, Castleton State College

Lois Wunderley has taught Sociology courses at colleges in both California and Vermont for more than thirty years. She was a founding member of the National Organization for Women chapter in North San Diego during the early 1970s, and attended the First (and only!) National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977.

Her academic areas of emphasis are Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Diversity, and Lesbian and Gay Studies. She has edited two collections, "Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies: A Reader" and "Introduction to Women's Studies: A Reader."

Spring 2010:

Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize winning author

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist, and non-fiction writer. His works include White Town Drowsing: Journeys to Hannibal, Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain, and Mark Twain: A Life. With James Bradley, he co-wrote the 2000 #1 New York Times Bestseller Flags of Our Fathers.

Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1973 for his critical writing as TV-radio-columnist for Chicago Sun-Times about television during 1972. He was the first television critic to win the Pulitzer Prize.  In 1985, Powers won an Emmy Award for his work on CBS News Sunday Morning.

In addition to writing, Powers has taught for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Salzburg Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, and at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

He currently resides in Castleton, Vermont.

Courtesy of Wikipedia - for more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Powers



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