FARMS & FOOD: A Teaching the Hudson Valley Resource Guide
The topic "farms and food" lends itself so readily to place-based teaching. It's a compelling starting point for exploring a wide range of issues and subject areas - past and present. Inextricably linked to Hudson Valley culture, history, and development, while also embracing economics, science, and the environment, the topic is ideal for interdisciplinary learning. (photo credit: istockphoto.com/FunWithFood)
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Teaching Diversity in the Valley
Resources for teaching regional history with a multi-ethnic perspective.
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Teachers and Site Staff
Ideas for Collaborating
At THV's 2009 Summer Institute more than 100 teachers and staff from museums, historic sites, and parks discussed working together in ways that go beyond field trips. This one page document summarizes their ideas for making the most of their collaborations.
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Substitutes, Servants and Soldiers: The Black Presence at New Windsor Cantonment
This 10-page paper by Matthew Thorenz was initially presented as Black Patriots Revealed: African-Americans in the Continental Army,
Feb. 12, 2012, at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. This intriguing overview of often forgotten history could be easily read by high school students. Teachers of younger students could use excerpts. For an example of the stories included, see this blog post by Matt.
Summer institute presentations & materials
2012, In Conflict & Crises: Teaching the Hudson Valley from Civil War to Civil Rights and Beyond
2011, Place & The Digital Native: Using Technology and Social Media to Teach the Hudson Valley
2010, Reading, Writing, and Thinking the Hudson Valley
2009, Beyond Field Trips: Teaching the Hudson Valley in Tough Times