August 2013 Archives
"Children's Lives at Colonial London Town" Now Available for iPad
"Children's Lives at Colonial London Town: The Stories of Three Families," an interactive exploration into the lives of children who actually lived in colonial Maryland, is now available as a free iPad app on the Apple App Store.
The project was developed through a Teaching American History grant partnership between Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Historic London Town and Gardens, and the UMBC Center for History Education (CHE).
Friendly navigation and enhanced content enliven the stories of three families in London Town, Maryland from before the Revolutionary War. The app includes interactive timelines, historical and thematic maps, image galleries, a clickable glossary of terms and people, and a teaching guide.
The stories were written by Anne Arundel County elementary school teachers in graduate course work at UMBC, with assistance from Historic London Town and Gardens.
A companion website was developed in 2012. The project received the 2012 Social Studies Program of Excellence Award from the Middle States Regional Council for the Social Studies, an affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies.
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ENROLL NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED East Asia - Ancient Cultures & Global Economies Seminars for Teachers begin on September 14, 2013
The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) teacher seminar program at UMBC will provide you with the necessary content and resources to implement the study of East Asia in your curriculum. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers are strongly encouraged to apply. Participant benefits include stipends and materials. This is a "no-cost" professional development opportunity open to all interested K-12 educators.
When: Eight Saturday mornings from September 14 through December 21 (30 hours total) and one follow-up workshop in Spring 2014
Seminar sessions will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at UMBC in Catonsville, Maryland (parking is free).
Fall 2013 Seminars:
A complete application will include the Application Form and a signed Letter of Support from your school's principal or assistant principal.
The national NCTA program is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, in association with the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia. The Maryland NCTA seminar program is presented by the UMBC Asian Studies Program, Department of History, and Center for History Education.