Academic journal article World History Bulletin

World History Summer Institute, Gettysburg College

Academic journal article World History Bulletin

World History Summer Institute, Gettysburg College

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An exciting summer institute for the teaching of world history will take place at Gettysburg College from 10-15 July, 2011. [www.gettysburg.edu/whi] We have created a program intended for high school and college teachers of world history, be they new to the field or somewhat more experienced. We are ourselves teachers of world history at Gettysburg and realize the challenges one faces in offering courses in the subject. Thus, we focus on issues like overall conceptualization, themes, and chronology in our institute, but we also spend much time talking about practical, hands-on topics such as lesson plans, readings, visuals, computer resources, and other materials that have worked in the classroom. We have also been fortunate to engage some of the leading figures in the field, such as Peter Stearns, Michael Adas, and Patrick Manning for the summer programs and couple their expertise with the advice of "master teachers," such as Ane Lintvedt from McDonogh School in Baltimore.

This summer, our theme is Greening World History, which will look at environmental approaches to world history. Our lineup of visiting faculty includes Michael Adas from Rutgers, Patrick Manning from the University of Pittsburgh, and Brian Black from Penn State-Altoona. …

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