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Welcome to Becoming America, The Defining Role of Immigration


Last Updated Fri. 6/6/11
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

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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Project Staff
Teachers
from Historians
Primary Sources


THEME:
When Voices Clash: Contested Pathways to Enlivening American Ideals (1840-1912)

OVERARCHING FOCUS:
How have immigrants fought for American citizenship?

Summer Institute (August 16-19, 2010)

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Monday, 8/1
Be at the bus for New York at 10:00 am SHARP
Meet for bus at Wellington Station T stop

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Ellis Island & Brooklyn Bridge walking tour
Begin day at Columbia University Teachers College

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Lower East Side
Begin day at Columbia University Teachers College

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Harlem & trip home
Begin day at Columbia Teachers College - End day back at Wellington Station T stop.

Institute Outcomes

Teachers will…
Begin to understand the theme of immigration and American expansion (1840-1912), 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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Ferryway,
Malden
9/23
Medford
High,
Medford
9/30
Everett High,
Everett
10/7
Ferryway,
Malden
10/14
Everett High,
Everett
10/21
Medford
High,
Medford
10/28
Everett High,
Everett
11/4
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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Medford
High,
Medford
10/12
Everett High,
Everett
11/ 2
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