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“ Clinton ’ s Ditch: the Erie Canal in Western New York ”. NEH Landmarks of American History & Culture Workshop Niagara County Community College July and August 2013. Introductions. Pierson Bell, Project Director Education / Career Experience Canisius College, B.A.

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clinton s ditch the erie canal in western new york

“Clinton’s Ditch: the Erie Canal in Western New York”

NEH Landmarks of American History & Culture Workshop

Niagara County Community College

July and August 2013

introductions
Introductions
  • Pierson Bell, Project Director
    • Education / Career Experience
      • Canisius College, B.A.
      • College of William & Mary, M.A.
      • Teacher for six years
      • CAP instructor for NCCC
    • Professional / Personal interests
      • Content-based development
      • Impact of standardized testing on history curriculum
      • Leveraging technology to support instruction (“flipping”)
      • Revolutionary War Re-enacting!
    • Goal for the workshop
      • Integrating deeper exploration of social and cultural impacts of Market Revolution into my US History curriculum
      • Developing interdisciplinary possibilities with English 11 teacher
neh summer programs
NEH Summer Programs
  • NEH Institutes and NEH Seminars
  • NEH Landmarks
    • direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence.
    • the best scholarship on a specific landmark or related cluster of landmarks, enabling participants to gain a sense of the importance of historical places
    • To make connections between what they [participants] learn in the Workshop and what they teach, and to develop enhanced teaching or research materials.
preview of the week
Preview of the Week
  • Themes
    • Teaching the Erie Canal
    • Historical Context
    • Political Challenges
    • Engineering / Construction Challenges
    • Social / Cultural Impact
    • Economic Impact
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LOCKPORT

ROCHESTER

NIAGARA FALLS

SYRACUSE

BUFFALO

preview of the week1
Preview of the Week
  • Site Visits
    • Lockport
      • Historic “Flight of Five”
      • Canal Cruise
    • Syracuse
      • Erie Canal Museum
      • Restored Camillus Aqueduct
    • Rochester
      • Broad Street Aqueduct
      • Lock 62 (enlarged Canal)
      • Great Embankment
  • Buffalo
    • Erie Canal Harbor – “Canalside”
    • Grain elevators
    • Downtown Architecture Tour
    • Delaware Park (Olmsted)
  • Niagara Falls (optional)
goal for the week
Goal for the Week

Broaden how you currently teach the Erie Canal!

classroom resource project
Classroom Resource Project
  • Suggestions:
    • Traditional lesson plan
    • Interdisciplinary lesson plan
    • Thematic unit plan
    • Annotated collection of primary source or secondary documents
    • Collection of multimedia resources based on site visits
      • Animoto video or Kizoa image slideshow
      • Website or blog
      • YouTube Channel
  • Two guidelines:
    • make it relevant to your classroom
    • align with CCS for dissemination
classroom resource project1
Classroom Resource Project
  • Work individually or in collaboration with colleagues
  • Finished product due by the end of the 2013-2014 school year
    • Will be archived on project website: eriecanalwny.org
  • Tangible Resources:
    • Larkin Reader
    • Project Website
  • Faculty Resources
    • Dr. LorreiDiCamillo (Monday and Wednesday)
    • Dr. Daniel Larkin (Thursday)
    • Carol Yost (Thursday)
    • Pierson Bell (all week)
    • E-learning specialists (Wednesday and Thursday)
    • Each other!!!!!!
  • Saturday: brief presentation (5-10 min) on your ideas for integrating the Canal into your classroom
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