Professor John Smolenski,
University of California, Davis
OUSD TAH In-Service
GUEST SPEAKER May. 2007
Rethinking the ?French & Indian War?: Native Americans and the Seven-Year War
Professor John Smolenski discusses the role of Native Americans in both the origins and conduct of the Seven Years sWar. He also shows how the outcome of that war impacted Native Americans and led to the diminution of their power.
Professor Monica Fitzgerald
California State University, East Bay
GUEST SPEAKER Dec. 2006
"The Salem Witchcraft Trials"
Professor Monica Fitzgerald gives background information on Puritanism in support of teachers' upcoming lesson study on Salem Witch Trials using historical fiction, Salem Witch (My Side of the Story) by Patricia Hermes.
Professor David Henkin
University of California, Berkeley
GUEST SPEAKER Nov. 2006
"The Indian War of 1812"
Did US foreign policy affect policies and attitutes towrds Native Americans in the early years of the republic? Professor David Henkin examines this question in light of the focus of this year's grant for grade 8 & 11 teachers-- "US foreign policty".
Guest speaker Bruce VanSledright, University of Maryland.
GUEST SPEAKER Oct. 2006
"Teaching With Historical Fiction ? Challenges, Possibilities, and Questions"
Guest speaker Bruce VanSledright, University of Maryland gave the opening lecture at the 2006-2007 TAHG grant for grade 5 teachers. The focus for this year's grant is "using historical fiction in the history classroom".
Guest speaker Robin Einhorn gave the opening lecture at the 2006 TAHG Summer Institute held at UC Berkeley.
GUEST SPEAKER June, 2006
"What is Federalism?"
Historian Robin Einhorn discusses federalism as a system of government in the United States. Her lecture charts the shifting boundaries as well as the content of the relationship between federal and state powers from both a fiscal and legal perspective.
Professors Eric Foner and Catherine Lewis, two of the featured speakers at the 2006 Spring conference sponsored by OUSD Teaching American History Grant and UC, Berkeley History-Social Science Project
CONFERENCE May 20, 2006
"Teachers at the Center: Lesson Study and the Teaching of American History" conference held at UC Berkeley attracted over 120 participants and featured two keynote speakers, Eric Foner, Columbia University, and Catherine Lewis, Mills College. In addition, OUSD TAH grant particpants presented a number of workshops highlighting their work with lesson study in grades 5, 8 and 11. To read more about the conference highlights follow the link below.