• August 2009
one week summer institute: : An Institute for 5th, 8th, & 11th Grade Teachers of U.S. History/English-Language Arts August 10-14, 2009 (this institute will be held at the Willow Creek Center in Concord)
The institute focuses on the theme of Changing Definitions of Citizenship in the United States for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade teachers of U.S. history/English-Language Arts. Participants will increase their content knowledge in U.S. history and learn how to incorporate reading, writing, and thinking strategies into standards-based classroom planning.
The institute includes daily professor lectures followed by models of teacher-created lessons tying lecture topics into the standards-based citizenship theme and integrating reading and writing strategies into the curriculum.
Teachers will receive standards-based, grade-specific model lessons and develop their own lessons incorporating academic literacy strategies and primary and secondary sources.
At the conference, 5th, 8th, and 11th grade teachers will present two standards -based model lessons for each of the three grade levels. Their lessons integrate reading, writing, and thinking strategies to build students’ literacy and historical thinking skills in the history classroom.