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Fall 2008 Course

"American Voices, 1763-Present"
Taught by Dr. John McClymer of Assumption College
Time and Location TBA

This course will examine Americans' search to develop a distinctly American language — Noah Webster's Dictionary is an early and influential example — distinctly American religious practices, a distinctly American literature, a distinctly American visual arts, and a distinctly American music.

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.


For more informtaion, please contact Amy Sopcak-Joesph at (508) 471-2129 or asopcak[at]

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, 2006-2008



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