American History Educators' Consortium
Are you an educator who loves history but who does not have the time to
enroll in a graduate course? Perhaps you do not teach American history
this year, but you are interested in learning more about it? During the
spring 2007 semester, the American Antiquarian Society invites K-12
educators from all levels to join the American History Educators'
Consortium (AHEC), a group of colleagues who will meet at AAS to
discuss three pre-selected American history books about the American
Revolution around the semester's theme, Three Perspectives on the
Revolution. By opening membership to elementary, middle, and high
teachers who share a love of American history, AHEC will be a place where
teachers from different grade levels and from different schools can forge
ties over their mutual interest in expanding their content knowledge. In
future semesters, AHEC members will be able to help shape the book list
and explore other themes and events in American history.
As a less-intensive environment than the graduate classroom, AHEC will
expose teachers to historiography and will provide potential opportunities
to meet and talk with historians. Meetings will be discussion-driven and
led by an AAS staff member. A meeting may include a discussion of a book
with its author, or coincide with an author's public lecture at AAS.
It may also include a discussion with a local scholar or a visiting AAS
fellow who is an expert in the field.
Members are encouraged, but are not required, to attend every meeting
scheduled over the course of the semester. Those who do attend all of the
meetings will earn 10 PDPs in addition to meeting other educators and
reading a range of books about American history.
If you are interested in becoming a charter member of the American History
Educators' Consortium, please contact Amy Sopcak, Education
Coordinator, at (508) 471-2129 or asopcak[at]mwa.org by January 5,
February 7, 2007
Discussion of Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer
March 7, 2007
Discussion of A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
April 4, 2007
Discussion of The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred F. Young
May 9, 2007
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