Archive for Thursday, September 8, 2005

LHS librarian attends R.I. seminar

September 8, 2005

This summer, Lansing High School librarian Debra Hutton traveled to Brown University in Providence, R.I., to attend a seminar titled "The Era of George Washington" with Gordon Wood, Pulitzer Prize winner and Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown.

The seminar, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, was attended by 32 teachers and included a study of George Washington's contributions to the creation of the American republic. Participants visited historic homes and sites in Providence, a founding city of the United States, and heard lectures by Wood and other historians.

The Institute's summer seminars are designed to strengthen educators' commitment to high-quality history teaching. Public, parochial and independent schoolteachers are eligible to apply. In the past 11 years, more than 5,500 educators have participated. This year, 553 participants from 46 states and 4 foreign countries took part in one of 21 different seminars held in the United States and England.

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