Year Two: Revolution And The New Nation - Summer Academy
The Stories and Histories' Summer Academy will conduct the academic portion of the program June 4 - 8, 2012 at William J. Palmer High School. The Independent Study which follows our academic preparation will require 45 hours of research, writing and digital story construction spread over the remainder of the summer. Final projects will be due on Friday, August 17, 2012.
The Summer Academy for 2012 will look at the Revolution and the New Nation through the lenses of the following perspectives:
- Change in society during the establishment of the new republic
- The role of significant personalities in creating and forming republican society and its institutions
- Women's roles in both the American Revolution and the new republic
- How the personalities and perspectives of the framers came together to create the "Miracle at Philadelphia."
- Why the incorporation of the Louisiana Purchase had far-reaching effects on political parties, slavery and the Constitution.
- How the Second Great Awakening and the proliferation of newspapers expanded American society and increased participation in the new experiment.
- How the Monroe Doctrine is a final statement of the American personality in the early 19th century.
FEATURED SPEAKERS AT THE 2012 SUMMER ACADEMY WILL BE:
- Dr. Carol Berkin, Professor of History, Baruch College, New York
- Dr. Christopher Doyle, Watkinson Schools, Farmington, Connecticut
- Dr. Fritz Fischer, Professor of History, University of Northern Colorado
- Dr. Troy J. Tomlin, Associate Professor of History, University of Northern Colorado
- Marene Baker, Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration, Denver Branch
To participate in the TAH Summer Academy for 2012, you must be a certified teacher in the State of Colorado. You must be employed in Districts 11, 14, 20 or 48 in Colorado Springs and teach in grades K - 5, or teach US History in Middle School or High School.
Successful completion of all elements of the Summer Academy (Academic Portion and Independent Study) will qualify participants for a stipend of $1000.
Registration for this program will open March 1st. The class size is restricted to 40 teachers.