History Through Discovery
Villanova Summer Teachers Institute
July 15-19, 2002
Wiseburg, Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts
Foner, The New American History
TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE - Changes may be made depending on availability of archives.
Monday - Methods of analyzing and teaching with primary sources: documents, images, artifacts, and places
Tuesday - Teaching with Historic Places (eighteenth century)
Walking tours and on-site analysis of buildings and artifacts in Philadelphia historic district:
-- Benjamin Franklin and the American Enlightenment
-- Evolution of the new nation as viewed through architecture
Wednesday - Archival sources (emphasis on documents, nineteenth century)
Morning on campus (continued methods and discussion of teaching applications)
Lunch at the Reading Terminal Market, Center City Philadelphia
Afternoon orientation and work with primary sources at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Thursday - Archival sources (emphasis on photographs, twentieth century)
Morning on campus (workshop with materials located Thursday; discussion of readings)
Afternoon orientation and work with primary sources at the Urban Archives, Temple University
Friday - Curriculum development
Issues of teaching with primary sources; discussion of readings; development of lesson plans
Field trips will use public transportation; all locations are easily accessible from Villanova via SEPTA. Fares are the responsibility of participants.
For participants seeking graduate credit: An additional project must be completed after the week of the workshop. The project will consist of developing a new teaching unit using primary sources.