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The Teaching American History program is designed to improve student achievement in ten Sullivan and Orange County school districts by preparing faculty to teach traditional American history in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms in high-needs, low-performing rural neighborhoods.
The program will include two units:
Modernizing America in Conflict will look at the socio-political and military conflicts that occurred from 1910 to 1945 through multiple lenses:
- Identities: Urbanites, ruralites, ethnic divisions, women
- Military conflict: World War I, World War II
- Socio-political conflict: Great Depression, New Deal policies, international politics, Marshall Plan
Globalizing America in Conflict will look at Cold War conflicts and social reforms that occurred from 1950 to 2010 through multiple lenses:
- Identities: Majority vs. minority, conservative vs. liberal
- Military conflict: Cold War conflicts, War on Terror
- Socio-political conflict: War and social protest, rise of the hippies, Woodstock and dissent
For more information about this program, please contact
School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions
Teaching American History Fallsburg
B20 Day Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-2801