Flow of History is offering two different book discussion programs for the 2012 - 2013 year.
The Hartford and Claremont groups will focus on the momentous changes that occurred in the United
States following the Civil War, which propelled the country to global dominance
and established the parameters of how we live in the 21st century. The emphasis
will be on economic development and political economy, and we will use a
regional lens to explore how America became the nation it is today and the
meanings of modernization. Topics will include sharecropping, the Columbian Exposition, work & labor, immigration, and the 1927 floods.
There will be two groups in Dummerston. Tuesday's group will be open to any teachers in the region while the Wednesday group will be open to teachers in the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union.
This elementary/middle school program focuses on village life in Vermont during the 19th
century. The first half of the year explores nineteenth-century daily
life, work, and trade through primary sources found in southern Vermont
communities. In the spring sessions center around the diary of an
8-year-old girl, written in 1911. Topics will include technological
innovations, schooling, the expansion of the world through trains and
automobiles, and child labor.
courses will meet monthly and include a mixture of reading and discussion
sessions and primary source workshops. Reading
strategies and the inquiry process will be modeled throughout the year, and we
will consider how these tools and approaches connect with the new Common Core
standards. The year will culminate with a student work session when all
teachers will share a primary source activity and examples of student work and
assessment from their classrooms.
Click on the links to learn more and register.