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February 2012 Colloquium

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February 8-10, 2012

Biographies of the Nation Teaching American History Program

Expansion and Era of Sectional Conflict (1800-1865)


February 8, 2012

8:00-8:20 Continental Breakfast

8:20-8:30 Introductions

8:30-9:45 Re-forming America, 1848-1861 (Bob)

9:55-11:05 John Brown—Hero or Terrorist (Brian Riley)

11:10-12:15 Why a Civil War? (Bob)

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:20 Reconstruction in the South and East (Bob)

2:20-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 “In the Valley of the Shadow:” The Differences Slavery Made (Jim)

3:45-4:30 Instructional Plan Components (Danice) Digital Resources PPT and IP Rubric PDF Version

4:30 Adjourn


February 9, 2012

8:00-8:20 Breakfast/Focus Groups (Phyllis)

8:20-9:25 Instructional Plans—Essential Questions (Danice) Powerpoint

9:25-9:35 Break

9:35-10:45 Voices of Civil War Soldiers (Brian) 

10:45-10:50 Break

10:50-12:15 The Civil War in Photography (Frank) Powerpoint PDF Version

12:15-1:00 Lunch/Focus Groups (Phyllis) (Book Study Coord. w/ Jim)

1:00-2:15 Indians in American Visual Culture (Frank) Powerpoint PDF Version

2:15-2:25 Break

2:25-4:30 Instruction Plan Components (Focus on Guided Discovery and Assessment) (Danice) Handout with ALL Biographies and Documents PDF Version

4:30 Adjourn


February 10, 2012

8:00-8:20 Breakfast/Focus Groups (Phyllis)

8:20-9:30 The Telegraph and the Communications Revolution (George Keremedjiev)

9:30-9:40 Break

9:40-10:50 Photography in the Reconstruction West (Frank) Powerpoint PDF Version

10:50-12:15 The Exodusters (Brian) 

12:15-1:00 Lunch/Focus Groups (Phyllis)

1:00-3:00 The Republican Economic Program (Bob, Jim, Danice and Roundtable) Danice's Powerpoint, Video, Handout PDF Version

3:00-3:10 Break

3:10-3:30 Wrap Up, Look Ahead, and Feedback

3:30-4:00 Paperwork and Adjourn





Dates and Times: Wednesday, February 8-Friday, February 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.


Location: MACO (Montana Association of Counties) Conference Room, 2715 Skyway Dr., Helena, MT  59602.  There are no parking restrictions or fees.  (*Please note, there is no internet available, but you can still bring your laptops for taking notes.)


Hotel: Please make reservations at a hotel of your choice.  Most hotels honor the state rate if you request it when you make your reservations.  Days Inn does honor the state rate at about $85/night + tax.  Call your hotels directly to negotiate a state rate with them.  You will not be reimbursed for your travel expenses so please plan accordingly.


Substitutes: Make sure to tell your schools that TAH will be reimbursing them for your subs.  If there are any questions, please have your admin contact Danice.


Pay Information: $490 for the full three days.  Payment is made at the end of the third day.  If you must leave early, your honorarium will be mailed within one week of the event.  *Make sure to sign attendance sheet each day!


Colloquium Essential Questions/Focus





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