• American History, Atlantic and Pacific: An NEH Bridging Cultures Project

    Project Director(s):
    James R. Grossman
    Author(s):
    James R. Grossman
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    History
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    American Historical Association
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges, NEH Education Programs
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6N07P
    Abstract:
    Building upon a three-year study of history teaching at community colleges, the American Historical Association (AHA) helps instructors take an international approach to the U.S. history survey, one of the most widely taught humanities courses on community college campuses. The project opens with a conference at the Huntington Library, where participating community college faculty members study the history and cultures of the Pacific Rim in relation to North America from 1600 to 1850. They spend the next year exploring ways to incorporate the new material into their survey courses. A second conference - to be held at the Library of Congress - similarly takes up the Atlantic World from 1450 to 1850. Following this conference, participants implement their course revisions. A third conference in New York City serves as a showcase for presentations on results. William Deverell (University of Southern California) leads the study of the Pacific Rim, and Philip Morgan (Johns Hopkins University) leads the study of the Atlantic World. They present at the conferences and take part in online seminars, along with faculty mentors Cheryll Cody (Houston Community College, Southwest) and Kevin Reilly (Raritan Valley College). Core readings include works by David Abulafia, David Armitage, Bernard Bailyn, Jean Heffer, Patrick Kirch, and Matt Matsuda, among others. Participants also have opportunities to work with the collections at the Huntington Library and the Library of Congress.
    Notes:
    A cooperative agreement for a multi-year project for faculty and academic administrators from twelve community colleges to integrate the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds into the U. S. history survey course.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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