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2020 'Technology's Impact in American History' (TIAH) 


 
Technology's Impact in American History: 
NASA and the Space Race
January 17-19, 2020
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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Teachers attending this 3-day colloquium will examine the impact of the U.S. government in shaping the technology that has propelled us from the first flight to space exploration.  Learn about the role of innovation in American history since the Cold War-era "Space Race" to the race to space now by a new generation of entrepreneurs and inventors. An NCHE team including a historian and education specialist will share strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Explore Kennedy Space Center and learn to use resources from the Library of Congress collections in your classroom. Teachers selected will receive a $500 stipend toward travel costs and a one-year membership in the National Council for History Education.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

 

Invention and Innovation in American History
April 17-19, 2020
The Lemelson Center for Invention and Innovation
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Washington, D.C.


Throughout American history, inventors and innovators have used their imaginations to create, improve, and promote inventions and innovations that shape our everyday lives.  Teachers are invited to participate in a TIAH colloquium on “Invention and Innovation in American History”.  Understanding America’s rich invention history can help inspire new cultures of innovation.  An NCHE team including a historian and education specialist will share strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge.  Explore the collections of the Lemelson Center which attest to the creative spirit of American Invention and learn to use primary sources from the Library of Congress in your classroom.  Create a lesson for your students with the guidance of the NCHE team.  Teachers selected will receive a $500 stipend and a one-year membership in the National Council for History Education.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
   



The Industrialization of Warfare: The Civil War and World War I
July 22-24, 2020
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Explore how industrialization in the 19th and 20th centuries changed the way the military fought wars in American history.  Examine digitized primary sources from the Library of Congress and items from the archives of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to learn more about the impact of new technologies in the American Civil War and in World War I. An NCHE team including an historian and education specialist will share strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Explore USAHEC and learn to use resources from the Library of Congress collections in your classroom. Create a lesson for your students with the guidance of the NCHE team.  Teachers will receive a $500 stipend and a one-year membership in the National Council for History Education.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided. 
                                                             
Images from 2019 USAHEC:
Above - Teachers enter replica WW I trenches; 
Below -  Teachers explore USAHEC archives; Right - Teachers tour Gettysburg battlefield






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Technology's Impact in American History: 
The Army and the Technology of Warfare

Teachers attending this 3-day colloquium explore the impact of the U.S. military in shaping the technology of warfare and innovation in American history. Examine primary sources from the Library of Congress and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to learn more about how the military adapted civilian designs and vice-versa to develop new technologies throughout history.  

June 26-28, 2019
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Carlisle, Pa.

 



Technological Innovation and Patents 


Explore the role of patents in shaping technology and innovation in American history. Examine primary sources from the Library of Congress and the USPTO to learn about the history of American ingenuity through the lens of U.S. Patents granted.  

March 28-30, 2019
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Alexandria, VA




2017 TIAH Teacher Cohort in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center


 
 

 


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