Equality and Liberty: Primary Documents, Literature and Teaching Strategies

Equality and Liberty in American History & Literature

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

Using key historical documents and classic and contemporary literary texts, the course will probe the tension between equality and liberty as well as the ways these ideas reinforce each other, shaping our politics and culture. 

The course will be co-taught by a political scientist and a literary scholar. The two and a half day course may be audited or taken for one semester credit hour at the graduate level, and will provide time for the participants to consider how the documents might be used in their classrooms and curricula.

Cathy Alderman and Steve Main, who have 13 years of experience team-teaching English and history at Anderson New Tech High School in Anderson, California, will lead the discussion of strategies to implement the content in a problem-based learning fashion.

Instructors: Lucas Morel (Washington & Lee University) and Kathleen Pfeiffer (Oakland University)  

Teachers at New Tech High Schools taking the course for credit will receive a partial scholarship of $120.


To register:  http://teachingamericanhistory.org/hist-lit/