Fall 2006 Course
"Civil War and Reconstruction, 1832-1877"
Taught by Dr. John McClymer of Assumption College
Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.
Class will meet at Assumption College, room TBA
This course will examine the root causes and various consequences of the
Civil War: developments of the northern industrial and southern agrarian
economies and the issue of slavery, the growing regional conflict and
critical developments leading up to the Civil War, the War itself, and
efforts to reconstruct the South.
Due to the nature of the Teaching American History grant, there is only
enough funding to pay for twenty teachers to take each offered
course/institute. Millbury and Sutton are allotted two spots each for each
offering. In the event that either district opts not to utilize one or
both spots for a particular offering, the spot(s) will go back to
Worcester. Since the number of participants in the program is limited,
preference will be given in the following order: people enrolled in the
M.Ed. in History program at Worcester State College, high school teachers
who teach United States History, grade 3 and 5 teachers who teach
Massachusetts/US History, and then other teachers who have applied.
The course is worth 3 graduate credits through Worcester State College.
One additional credit can be earned by completing two of the three
Saturday seminars, bringing the total earned credits for the semester to
4. However, Saturday seminars are also open to teachers who are not
enrolled in the course. The TAH grant will pay for the credits earned by
the participant for each institute, and books and other readings will be
supplied. Accepted participants will receive more information.
Applications are due by June 5, 2006
by Dr. John McClymer
For more informtaion, please contact Amy Sopcak at (508) 471-2129 or
Preference will be given to teachers from the
Worcester, Millbury, and Sutton school districts, but teachers from other
districts who are interested are encouraged to contact Amy to be placed on
a waiting list.
TAH Courses, Saturday Seminars,
and Summer Institutes,