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American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA 01609-1634)
James David Moran (Project Director: February 2019 to present)
David P. Nord (Co Project Director: October 2019 to present)
The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1800

A one-week summer institute for 25 middle and high school educators on the news media in the revolutionary era.

The News Media and the Making of America, 1730–1800 is a one-week Summer Institute for 25 school teachers teaching grades 5–12 offered by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in the summer of 2020. This Institute is both a colloquium and a hands-on workshop that will explore how news media—in all its various forms—was connected to civic engagement and how media fit into the public and private lives of the American people. The academic fields that inform the Institute include early American history as well as the history of journalism, readers and reading. The colonial period and the era of the American Revolution are part of every K-12 curriculum, and this Institute will provide participants with a unique and relevant way to approach that material. With many states increasing their emphasis on civics and media literacy, studying the founding of the country through the lens of news media will help teachers help their students to see their own media lives in historical perspective.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Institutes for K-12 Educators

Education Programs

$101,924 (approved)
$101,412 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 12/31/2021