in Region 4
"The American Mosaic"
This intensive three week summer seminar was taught by a team of professional historians, curriculum specialists, and instructional technologists and provided participants with grade-specific content, exciting ways to integrate technology into the curriculum, and dynamic ways to incorporate primary sources into the classroom.
The seminar was divided into three segments: a core component emphasizing content mastery led by professional historians; a grade-specific component focusing on history pedagogy led by curriculum specialists that will emphasize the critical reading and application of primary sources; and an instructional technology component emphasizing effective ways to integrate new technologies into the history classroom. This component showed teachers how to use tape recorders, digital cameras, and video cameras to create a local history archive; photographs and film clips as an entry way into American History; and online history resources as an enhancement and addition to classroom materials.
Participants in the seminar created instructional materials aligned to the TEKS and are serving as mentors for other teachers in the Region 4 geographic area during the 2002 school year. These modules will be online shortly.
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Project for the Active Teaching of History
Funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, PATH seeks to enhance the teaching of American history throughout the Gulf Coast region. A joint project of Region 4 Education Service Center, the University of Houston Department of History and College of Education, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, PATH will host a series of summer seminars for teachers and colloquia for the general public.
additional information: Please contact Debra Williams, Education
in Science/Social Studies Services at Region 4 Education