ERIC Number: ED374043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Great Migration 1900-1939: Enriching the Humanities through the Study of African-American History.
Wiske, Martha Stone; Graham, Maryemma
This document reports on the "Great Migration" project at Harvard University that brought together scholars and teachers to study the roots, processes, and results of African Americans' urban migration during the period from 1900-1939. The primary purpose of the project was to enhance teachers' scholarly understanding of this aspect of U.S. history. Ultimately, it enriched the current interpretation of history and the humanities in the public schools by broadening and deepening teachers' knowledge of the history of African Americans. The major activity of the project was a 4-week institute in July 1992, which brought together 30 public school teachers for intensive study and research. The teachers returned to their schools the following fall, where they continued independent research and applied their learning to the development of curriculum units for their students. The body of the report contains a description of the project. The five sections are: (1) an introduction describing project participants and outlining the processes of planning and recruitment; (2) section 2 summarizing the Institute goals, design, and activities; (3) section 3 documenting the agenda and results more fully; (4) section 4 describing follow up activities and discussing modifications to the planned agenda; and (5) conclusions and recommendations concerning the design, conduct, follow up support, and assessment of similar institutes. Appendices list project participants, the Institute syllabus and daily schedule, teachers' independent research projects and school activities, an 8-page bibliography, and a guide to resources. (DK)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Demography, Higher Education, History Instruction, Institutes (Training Programs), Migration Patterns, Research Projects, Rural to Urban Migration, Teacher Education, United States History
Educational Technology Center, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. W. E. B. Dubois Inst. for Afro-American Research.; Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.