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Seminars and Field Trips

2011-2012 Schedule

Click HERE for a printable schedule of the 2011-2012 Program Year

Seminars will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Meetings will be held at the Tri-County Educational Service Center in Wooster unless otherwise noted.

Tri-County Educational Service Center
741 Winkler Drive
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-345-6771

For directions to Tri-County ESC click here.

Connecting to the Past will provide transportation to fieldtrip locations.

17 September (Saturday): Orientation Seminar

15 October (Saturday): Fieldtrip to Zoar Village

12 November (Saturday): Seminar: Lewis & Clark & the Indian Country

10 December (Saturday): Seminar: The American Revolution

16 February (Thursday): Seminar: The Atlantic Slave Trade

17 March (Saturday): Seminar: Cahokia & SunWatch: Native American Communities

14 May (Monday): Fieldtrip to the Newark Earthworks

21 April (Saturday): (makeup seminar—if needed)

25-29 June: Summer Institute. OSU Columbus. Theme: Growing the Nation

2009-2010 Seminars and Field Trips Schedule

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For your participation in Connecting to the Past, you have earned Three Graduate Non-Degree Credit Semester Hours from the Ohio State University.

For an official record of those hours, you may request a transcript from Ohio State. Those credits will be posted after August 20, 2012.

To get a transcript, you must order it on-line.

Note: Only YOU can order a transcript. Entities that cannot order your transcript include: The History Teaching Institute, Tri-County Educational Service Center, the Ohio Historical Society, and the Connecting to the Past program

Before ordering a transcript, please read the Overview and proceed through the tabs, "Payment" "Authorization" and "Pricing." To order transcript, you will click on the "Start My Order" button on the upper right of the screen accessed at the link above. Note that your credit is being assigned in the Summer Semester 2012.


Document-based whole-class discussion is a classroom activity where students engage in the interpretation and reconciliation of multiple historical documents. Rather than a heated debate, the classroom dynamic resembles a deliberative seminar, where the teacher plays an active role in facilitating student participation.

You can download a detailed description, with handouts. Another teaching resource from your friends at teachinghistory.org

The APRIL NEWSLETTER is now availible! Click the link at left to Learn about:

The Connecting to the Past Quilt

Remember making a history-themed quilt square at the Orientation? Molly has put them all together and taken a picture.

Following the links:

on our eHistory site

ORIGINS: Current Events in Historical Perspective


Our August Issue:

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Russia, America, and the Conspiratorial Worldview (by Stephen M. Norris)