2014 Secondary Summer Institute, Exploring US History

Exploring US History through Primary Sources (secondary - grades 6-12) – June 17-19 EDF 513-646

Explore collections and sample lessons highlighting three eras of US history: Creating the United States, the Civil War, and the New Deal Era/Great Depression as you experience strategies to support critical thinking and analysis of informational texts for accuracy and point of view. Learn strategies for helping students think like a historian, formulate and support hypotheses with evidence, and research key historical questions. 

Select the appropriate day for an interactive agenda.

Day 1: Primary Sources: Focus the Lens on American History

Day 2: Early US History, Inquiry, and Questions

Day 3: The Great Depression, Dust Bowl and the New Deal


If you are taking this course for UNC graduate credit, please refer to the forms below:


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Current News

New resource: Book Backdrops developed by our summer institue participants.

Calendar of Events:

Coming this Fall 2015

Transforming America: America in the Gilded Age (Date to be announced soon)

Other offerings this fall will be Essentials Exploration and a Special Topics workhop focused on WWII