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Mrs. Stolfi-Deane World Geography
Social Studies Subject Area Specialist
Washington Middle School
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Teaching American History Summer Institute
Teachers Learned First Hand About a Nation Once Divided
Several Meriden Public School teachers were invited to take part in the Teaching American History, TAH, grant summer institute. This field experience entitled, “A Nation Divided” offered teachers the opportunity to further their understanding of the eastern theatre of the Civil War and gain a first hand account of the War by touring battlefields like Petersburg and Antietam and historic sites like Appomattox Court House and Arlington National Cemetery.
The 11-day field experience spanned Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, and concluded in Washington, D.C. Teachers were guided by three facilitators who interpreted the political and social significance at each location; Joe Jelen of Area Cooperative Educational Services, ACES, Tom Thurston of The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University and Kevin Levin, educator at Gann Academy, Waltham, MA and author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War is Murder.
The experience included 40 teachers from across New Haven County; MPS participants included teachers like Tammy Hoffman, Amy Bishop and Olga Rodriguez, Sarah Stolfi and Fallon Wagner. The summer institute is the conclusion of a three year federally funded national grant program offered through ACES in Hamden in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
Teachers will share pedagogical techniques and material resources acquired on the trip with the teachers and students of MPS.
Morocco Fulbright Hays Group Project Abroad presentation at National Council for Social Studies, NCSS, Boston, MA November 21st 2014
Presentation with Pier Institute at NCSS national conference Boston, MA--panel speaker