The History Teaching Institute at The Ohio State University is the P-16 portal of The Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching at the Ohio State University.
(registration at 8:30), in Dulles 168 on The Ohio State University Columbus Campus
The Spanish Civil War is a crucial event in world and U.S. history, yet it is rarely included in the high-school curriculum because many teachers lack both the knowledge and the tools to incorporate it meaningfully while meeting Common Core and other academic content standards. This institute seeks to fill that gap by teaching high-school instructors about the war while working with them to create compelling curricular materials based on primary sources that will help them better meet the standards in their respective subject matters.
Featuring presentations by humanities scholars, hands-on research, and curriculum development workshops, the institute will give high-school teachers an introduction to the Spanish Civil War, U.S involvement in it, and the conflict’s impact on American culture and society, examining in particular the experiences of five Ohioans involved in the conflict. Primary sources will be a central focus throughout, as participants work with a carefully selected set of original documents—ranging from personal letters by Ohioans and other Americans who went to Spain, to government reports and oral history sources—and secondary materials, both in print and audiovisual format.
The Institute speakers include:
Professor Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College
Professor Peter Carol, Stanford University
Professor Aaron Retish, Wayne State University
The Institute is co-sponsored by:
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives http://www.alba-valb.org/
The Ohio Resource Center http://www.ohiorc.org/
The Ohio Council for the Social Studies http://ocss.org/
The Goldberg Center http://goldbergcenter.osu.edu
Ohio Humanities http://www.ohiohumanities.org/
Continuing Education Credit is available. Registration is available here.
NEW! Back to HistoryBack to History lesson plans, focused on American history, are the result of a professional development program for K-12 teachers in Ohio's Educational Regional Service System (ERSS).
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European history since 1450 and United States history lesson plansare tied to the Ohio Academic Content Standards. These are primary source based lessons.
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