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A Teaching American History Project of
the Oakland Unified School District
Workshop - May 21, 2002
Bemder Room, 2nd Floor, Carnegie Hall
Mills College, Oakland, California
Coffee & rolls
History Project Staff- "The Project, Lesson Study & Student Learning"
"Lesson Study- Challenges & Achievements" : Discussion with Catherline Lewis
Questions to Consider
To what degree was the goal of collaboration achieved? What collaboration strategies worked well and what strategies might be useful in the future?
Did the work support careful thought about the goals of a particular lesson, unit and subject?
Did the work deepen your knowledge of American History and they struggle for democracy? If not, how could this have happened?
Did the work help you refine and/or add to your knowledge of powerful instructional strategies, especially in the areas of reading & writing historical texts? If not, how could this have happened?
Did the work increase your understanding of historical thinking and connect it to the lesson you studied? If not, how could this have happened?
What are your questions and concerns about lesson study?
Discussion of lesson study project - grade level groups
Grade 5 Grade 8 Grade 11
Preparing for the summer institute - planning for future lesson studies
Questions to Consider
How will the history of the struggle for democracy be addressed within each unit you teach?
How will you introduce the concept of democracy to your students? What will they need to know in order to better understand democracy within the context of the history you teach? (Proposed lesson study topic for Fall Semester)
"California & Viet Nam - Doing Difficult History"
Marcia Eymann, Curator of Historical Photography, Oakland Museum of California link
HO CHI MINH EXHIBIT - C. David Thomas
Ho Chi Minh Art Exhibit Draws Fire
The Last Act- Smithsonian Controversy on Hirsoshima Exhibit
Articles on the Enola Gay Exhibit
A collection of materials documenting the public debate between veterans and the National Air and Space Museum concerning the proposed Enola Gay exhibit. The debate began in August of 1993 and hit a crucial point when the Smithsonian canceled the original exhibit in 1995
Partial Bibliography (see handout for complete list of books referred to by the speaker)
America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s
by Maurice Isserman, Michael Kazin more on this book
Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right.
by Lisa McGirr more on this book
The War Cradle
by Shirley Peck Barnes more on this book
The Other Side of the Sixties : Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative Politics
by John A. Andrew more on this book
Put Your Bodies upon the Wheels : Student Revolt in the 1960s
by Kenneth J. Heineman more on this book
Classroom applications - Creating history "exhibits" to support teaching and learning in your classroom
Lesson plan for using pictures from Vietnam War
The War in Vietnam: A Story in Photographs
Online lesson using sources from US National Archives.