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History Book Discussion Study Groups
Year Three: 2008 - 2009
Immigration, Migration, and Race Relations
Link to the Encounters and Exchanges in U.S. History Website


Participating teachers from each of the four districts will meet for five 2-hour history book discussion study groups each year to deepen their content knowledge of the designated historical periods and theme studied that year.
The study groups will provide an opportunity to read and discuss in a collegial atmosphere five historical works related to the program year’s theme. Instructional strategies to incorporate the books’ content into the classroom will be provided and discussed. Participants are required to develop a related work product such as an in-depth book review, lesson plans, or a multimedia presentation.

For Elementary Teachers
Led by Professor Patricia L. Fontaine from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell
LOWELL – FEBRUARY 5, FEBRUARY 25, MARCH 25, APRIL 29, MAY 20 FROM 3:50 - 5:50 P.M. AT THE BARTLETT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL
READING, NORTH READING, DANVERS –JANUARY 26, FEBRUARY 24, MARCH 30, APRIL 13, MAY 11, FROM 3:45 - 5:45 P.M. AT READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
PDPs/1 Graduate Credit Available

For Middle & High School Teachers
Led by Professor Robert Forrant from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell
DANVERS - JANUARY 14, FEBRUARY 5, MARCH 5, APRIL 1, MAY 6 FROM 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. AT DANVERS HIGH SCHOOL
LOWELL - JANUARY 21, FEBRUARY 11, MARCH 4, APRIL 8, MAY 13 FROM 2:45 - 4:45 P.M. AT LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL
READING, NORTH READING - JANUARY 5, FEBRUARY 2, MARCH 2, APRIL 6, MAY 4 FROM 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. AT READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
PDPs/1 Graduate Credit Available