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Welcome to Becoming America, The Defining Role of Immigration


Last Updated Tue. 5/16/2012
A Teaching American History Grant sponsored grant project led by the Suffolk University History Department and TRITEC (2009-2014). The aim of the Becoming America project is to help both native and non-native students see themselves reflected in the history of our country, thereby making American history more relevant to their own experiences and promoting a common cultural heritage.

Braintree Chelsea Everett Malden Medford Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

Annual Showcase Event • May 14, 2012 • Tufts University



Orientation

Each participant will receive an orientation booklet. This wikispace will provide additional online content and enable you to interact with historians and your fellow teachers, especially during the lesson development process. Each participant should also complete the Online Research Orientation before the summer institute.


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THEME:
A Plurality of Voices in a Modernizing Democracy (1880-1920)

OVERARCHING FOCUS:
How have immigrants responded to pressures to assimilate?

Summer Institute (August 15-19, 2011)

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Monday, 8/15 > 9:00 - 4 PM
Meet at Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St., Boston)
We will meet at the Dartmouth Street entrance.

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Meet at Suffolk University (1 Beacon St., Room B104, Boston)
Visits to Boston Athenaeum & Massachusetts State House

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Meet at Suffolk University (1 Beacon Street., Room B104, Boston)
Visits to Vilna Shul & West End Museum

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Meet at Lawrence History Center (6 Essex Street, Lawrence)

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Friday, 8/19 > 8:30 - 4PM
Meet at the Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Avenue, Boston)

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    Institute Outcomes

    Teachers will…
    Begin to understand the theme of immigration and the pressures on these American immigrants to assimilate (1880-1920), and how these immigrants contributed to American nation building, by attending summer institute sessions, tours and completing selected readings.
    Become familiar with the targeted American history learning standard from the state curriculum frameworks that should be reflected in their American history lesson.
    Begin to see the connections among the varied primary source materials (i.e., artifacts, documents, etc.) at the historic sites/societies, libraries, archives and museums; their grade-level essential question; and targeted learning standard(s).
    Begin narrowing the choices of national parks/historic sites upon which their lesson will focus.


    Fall Seminars (Held on Thursdays)

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    9/15
    Ferryway,
    Malden
    9/22
    Medford
    High,
    Medford
    9/29
    online
    10/6
    Ferryway,
    Malden
    10/13
    Everett High,
    Everett
    10/20
    Medford
    High,
    Medford
    10/27
    Everett High,
    Everett
    11/3
    Ferryway,
    Malden


    Lesson Planning Workshops

    Workshops 1 and 2 require that ALL teachers meet together to identify their lesson topics and create a unit assessment that will integrate individual lessons. While you are responsible for developing a single lesson it MUST be part of a unit.
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    9/27
    Everett
    High,
    Everett
    10/11
    Everett High,
    Everett
    10/25
    Districts
    11/8
    Research
    Day
    11/17
    Districts
    12/1
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