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Liberty and Justice for All
Teaching American History Grant

In 2009 Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), in partnership with the Yale History Department and funded through a federal Teaching American History grant, embarked on a professional development program in American History for select ACES elementary school teachers. Leading historians will introduce participating teachers to new scholarship and teaching strategies in American History through monthly History Forums, which will combine lectures, readings, and primary document workshops. Working with historians, archivists, and curriculum specialists, our participating teachers will explore and develop strategies for introducing these themes and documents into their elementary school classrooms. These forums will be supplemented with Saturday field trips and professional development days, curriculum development workshops, teacher-initiated history projects, and an annual Summer Institute.


Courses, Saturday Seminars, and Summer Institutes

Saturday Seminar:
Print Culture and the American Revolution
American Antiquarian Society
Saturday, April 24, 2010
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Schedule subject to change.

10:00 - 10:30 Arrival, refreshments, and introductions
10:30 - 11:15 Tour of Antiquarian Hall & AAS Overview by Amy Sopcak-Joseph, Education Coordinator
11:15 - 12:00 "Colonial Printers and Newspapers" with Jim Moran, Director of Outreach
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch in the Goddard-Daniels House
12:30 - 1:15 "Learning to Look" activity with Amy Sopcak-Joseph and Jim Moran
1:15 - 2:45 "Drawing Us to War: Images of the American Revolution" with Jim Moran
2:45 - 3:00 Conclusion

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