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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


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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