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The Teaching American History Program III
Obtaining Unalienable Rights

Year 1: 2010
The Constitution, Legislation, and the Courts

Year 2: 2011
Influential People and Movements

Year 3: 2012
Immigration and Industrialization

Year 4: 2013*

Year 5: 2014*
America and the World

*Contingent upon funding


The Teaching American History Program I Workshops 2006-2007

September 13, 2006

Living History

Museum Traveling Trunks
See UA’s Miss Jenny
Learn how to stage your own Living Museum. Work with Dr. Doug Phillips of Discovering Alabama. Examine UA slavery with Dr. Al Brophy of the UA School of Law.

February 25, 2007

Alabama Black Belt

Learn about the history of the Black Belt with Discovering Alabama & Dr. Doug Phillips.
Visit the Safe House & Black History Museum where Martin Luther King, Jr. hid from the KKK in Greensboro.
See Gaineswood, a former cotton plantation in Demopolis.

April 19, 2007

Sloss Furnaces

A National Historic Landmark
Special tour with curator, Karen Utz. Learn about the rise and impact of the steel industry in Alabama & the U.S.
Hear the music of the laborers & get the Spirit of Steel book & CD.

April 25, 2007

George and Martha Washington

Visit the Karl. C. Harris Museum of George Washington in Columbiana, the largest collection of the Washington family artifacts outside of Mt. Vernon. See letters between George & Martha and from General Cornwallis, and other 18th c. documents, furniture, art, and porcelain.

Workshops 2005-2006

March 17-19, 2006

New Orleans: Past, Present, and Future

Visit the D-Day Museum and the Cabildo.
Stay in the historic French Quarter.
Tour the city and witness the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Help in the relief effort.

March 10 & 11, 2006

Colonial Williamsburg and American Village

Hear, see, and participate in reenactments of American history.
Meet a Colonial slave.
Learn about political cartoons and the art of controversy.
Vote for independence.
The American Village
Montevallo, AL
8:30 – 4:15

November 9 , 2005

Speaking of the Past

Tour the newly renovated Gorgas House.
Visit National Public Radio’s Story Corps mobile booth.
Hear Culpepper Clark, Dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, author The School House Door: Segregation’s Last Stand at the University of Alabama
Meet at: The Gorgas House
8:00 – 3:30

August 31, 2005

History Alive!

Advanced Training on
Spiral Questioning, Response Groups, and Experiential Exercises
Presenter: Melody Greene,
Berry Middle School, Hoover, Alabama
Of Teachers’ Curriculum Institute
History Alive! Activity Samplers and
256MB Jumpdrive
Northridge High School
8:30 – 3:30

Workshops 2004-2005

March 17, 2005

Bells & Whistles

Presenter: Lisa Matherson, Bryant High, Becky Brown, Brookwood High, Burnes Carnes, Tuscaloosa City Schools
PowerPoint, Project Power,
256MB Jumpdrive
Bryant High School
8:30 – 3:30
February 24, 2005

Reading Strategies for History

Presenters: Jennifer Dail, Professor of Literature, Benita Strnad, McLure Library, University of Alabama
And Brian Rhodes on Primary Sources, Scott Foresman
On Line Discussion with Author, Chris Crowe
Hillcrest High School
8:30 – 3:30
September 14, 2004
Traveling Trunks

Alabama Museum of Natural History: Meet Miss Jenny
Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art
Susan Austin, Director of Development
Where: Smith Hall
University of Alabama
8:30 – 3:30
August 25, 2004

History Alive!

Powerful Teaching Strategies
Presenter: Kathleen Geraghty, Teachers’ Curriculum Institute
Upstairs Library at
University Place Montessori School
8:30 – 3:30

Substitutes paid for by the Teaching American History Program Grant of the U.S. Department of Education.


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