A History Institute for Teachers

Sun 11 2008

This year sees the publication of a wealth of important new literature on America in the 19th century. This abundance of excellent new contributions to the scholarship on these important years is an exciting opportunity to revisit what we all think we know about America in the 19th century, and to rethink what our students need to know.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) will explore America in the Civil War Era, 1829-77: A History Institute for Teachers. Particularly intended or high school teachers, FPRI offers a simultaneous webcast of the conference available with online registration.

FPRI also offers a a far-ranging selection of audio and visual files, available online, of lectures, forums and other events including sessions from previous History institutes for Teachers.

About the Author

Lee Ann Ghajar is a digital history associate in Public Projects at CHNM and a PhD candidate in American history at George Mason University.