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2011 OUSD Teaching American History Grant, Summer Institute at UC Berkeley
Guest speakers, lesson study planning, field trips and more at the 2011 OUSD TAHG Summer Institute to be held at UC Berkeley, 370G Dwinelle Hall. (see map)
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“The Zoot Suit Riots: War Hysteria, Race Riot, or Both?”
Professor Alex Saragoza chronicles the history of the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots as depicted in several films and documentaries.
“From Zorro to Buzz Lightyear: Latinos and Representation”
Professor Alex Saragoza shows how the representation of Latino culture in cinema has evolved over the past fifty years.
"Culture and Consumerism in Early America”
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, UC Davis History Professor uses images from material culture and documents to discuss the culture of commerce in 18th century America.
"Material Culture as a Window into Early American and Native American History"
Brian DeLay illustrates some of the ways historians use material culture and visual analysis to illuminate early American history.
"Grades 8 & 11 American History Writing Assessment: A History Grant and OUSD District Collaboration"
Assessment questions, support materials and newsletters focused on reading, writing, and thinking historically