What We’re Reading: June 9, 2011 Edition

US history survey courseWe begin this week with the question “How would you organize a high school U.S. history survey course?” This was asked by the NHC and NHEC at a recent panel discussion. Then, segue into a panel discussion of piracy at the recent annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses , check out what’s new online from the National Library of Medicine and EDSITEment, and learn about recently acquired Constitutional Convention documents. Finally, go behind-the-scenes to see a few of the 2.5 million historic artifacts housed at the National Park Service’s Museum Resource Center.

Insights

  • Teaching a High School U.S. History Survey Course
    At a recent roundtable discussion organized by the National History Center and National History Education Clearinghouse, six panelists were asked: “How would you organize a high school U.S. history survey course?” Read their responses online.
  • The Pros and Cons of Piracy
    Scholars and university presses are certainly right to worry about the effects of piracy on the fruits of their intellectual labors.  A panel at the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses asked the question "Is Piracy Good for Sales?" The answers were mixed.

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  • National Park Service Artifacts
    Explore the National Park Service Museum Resource Center, which holds 2.5 million historic artifacts, in this video from C-SPAN’s American History TV.

Contributors: Miriam Hauss Cunningham, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Jim Grossman, and Matthew Keough

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