Welcome to the Wiki page for Era 5, Part 1!

The Mini-institute on this topic was held on March 30, 2011. The purpose of this wiki page is to allow those who attended the opportunity to pool resources and ideas gleaned from that institute. Feel free to post lesson plans, project ideas, or other ways that you have integrated the material or methods learned at this day's sessions into your classroom. What worked, or did not work? What materials have you discovered were most helpful? Or least helpful? What material (photos, documents, videos, etc) do you wish you had more of? And who has found some to recommend?

If you have never used a wiki before, do not worry. Most have not! Just click on the giant pencil icon that says "EDIT" to begin adding your contributions to this project. Do not forget that creating a classroom project based on these institutes, and being observed during the project, can all count towards the completion of your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Teachers: Here is a link to the pdf version of the document book that you will receive (in paper format) at the institute:

From Robert Clark:
This is a really good Civil war photography site. Images of a lot of Civil War Battlefields.

All images on the website were taken by wife.
This is how me an my wife spend most of our summer vacations.

After long delay, here are some of the other documents and images that were used in this session:

First, here are the images about agency: If you do not recall, these were used to ask the question about who was demonstrating power, or ability to act and control one's one destiny (all rolled up in the fancy term that historians like to use: agency).

We also looked at the Sojourner Truth book, and talked about her speech, the official version of which is this:
But, there were also the additional published versions that we looked at, , and talked about what made those variations different (was there any racism evident? why would they be so different? what was really going on?).