|TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY GRANT PROJECT SPONSORS SUMMER INSTITUTES
HAMMOND – Southeastern
Louisiana University is offering two summer institutes for teachers on
Louisiana and American history.
The institutes are offered
through the “Louisiana in Traditional American History Project,” funded
by a three-year U.S. Department of Education grant, said William Robison,
head of Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science and
academic coordinator for the project. The institutes will be conducted
by Southeastern faculty, guest scholars from other Louisiana universities,
and nationally recognized historians, Robison said.
“Louisiana to the Purchase:
Pre-history to 1803” will be offered June 20-July 1, while “America to
the Constitution: Pre-history to 1791” is scheduled July 11-July 22. Sessions
will be conducted from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays on the Southeastern campus.
Ann Trappey, grant project
director, said teachers may receive three hours of graduate credit, 45
Continuing Learning Units and a $600 stipend for each seminar.
The institutes are open
to teachers in the grant’s 14 school districts: East Baton Rouge, East
Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Tammany,
Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes,
and the cities of Bogalusa, Baker, and Zachary.
Applications are available
online at www.lpb.org/tah. For more
information, contact Trappey at 985-748-2443 (phone), 985-748-2445 (fax),
or Robison at 985-549-2109 or email@example.com.
Robison said Charles Elliott of
Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science will coordinate
both summer institutes. The institutes will include lectures and discussions
by participating scholars; supervised hands-on experience in researching
primary documents, secondary scholarly literature; and on-line sources
in the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the Sims Memorial Library.
Teachers will also be offered
demonstrations on daily life in colonial America and Louisiana; tutorials
in the use of digital archives, documentaries, and movies in the classroom;
tips on using art, culture, fiction, and music to supplement readings and
lectures; field trips to historic locations; and group development of immediately
usable lesson plans.
The Louisiana in Traditional American
History Project grant was awarded to the Tangipahoa Parish School System
and partners such as Southeastern and Louisiana Public Broadcasting to
provide teachers with high quality American history content, improve student
achievement in history, and help teachers meet certification standards.