A video course for middle and high school teachers; 16 half-hour video programs, faculty guide, online textbook, and Web site;
This course for middle and high school teachers uses video, online text, classroom activities, and Web-based activities to explore American history from the Pre-Columbian era through Reconstruction. The video programs are divided into three segments: Historical Perspectives,
an overview of the historical era; Faces of America,
in which biographies of individuals illustrate larger events; and Hands-on History,
a behind-the-scenes look at how history is studied, documented, and presented. Additional units introduce methods to strengthen teachers' knowledge of American history, while reviewing content. The online text, facilitator guide, and Web site supplement the video content.
Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting. 2007.