History Book Discussion Study Groups for Middle & High School Teachers
Led by Professor Robert Forrant from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell
DANVERS - JANUARY 14, FEBRUARY 4, 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 14 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




January: How the Other Half Lives, Jacob Riis

February: Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, Jean Pfaeltzer

March: Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle

April: Historians at Work: What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? Alice Yang Murrey, ed

May: Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class Aviva Chomsky

In the News/Interesting Links:
Cohen, Patricia. "In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth." New York Times, February 24, 2009.

Forrant, Robert. "Seeing Tomorrow: By Looking to the Past We Can Create a Better Future." Lowell Sun, February 22, 2009.

Thomas, Craig and Yingchan Zhang. Immigration Tales: There's A Lot to Learn From Lowell History Lowell Sun, April 26, 2009.

Gavin, Rob. A Case Study of the Decline of American Manufacturing Book Review, Metal Fatigue: American Bosch and the Demise of Metalworking in the Connecticut River Valley by Robert Forrant.

At Home In Utopia. PBS Independent Lens.

Center for Lowell History

Open Vault, PBS http://openvault.wgbh.org/
Open Vault provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning. The ever-expanding site contains video excerpts, searchable transcripts, a select number of complete interviews for purchase, and resource management tools.

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