Driven 2 Teach: Summer 2014 Field Studies
Founding Fathers and Founding Principles
America’s Founding Fathers defined and articulated America’s founding principles that serve as a standard that guides and shapes America’s domestic and foreign policy today.
Pre-Seminar: February 8th, 2014: This seminar will include a content lecture, pedagogy session, distribution of all materials, and all information needed for departure.
Post-Seminar: August 2nd, 2014: Participants will gather to share lesson plans and compare field studies with participants of other field studies for a combined pedagogy session as well as an ending content lecture.
New York-Philadelphia: June 9-15
Content Specialist: Dr. Jeff Nokes, Assistant Professor, BYU
Pedagogy Specialist: Cindy Ness, Alpine School District
Driven2Teach will sponsor a seven-day field study to New York City, West Point, and Philadelphia for teachers of American history. The field study will commence with a red eye flight to New York City on June 8th, and conclude in Philadelphia on June 15th . The theme is America’s Founding Fathers and Founding Principles. Teachers will explore lower Manhattan, including Wall Street, the 911 Memorial, the Empire State Building and other important historic sites. They will follow the footsteps of their immigrant ancestors at Ellis Island and visit the Statue of Liberty. Participants will have the unique opportunity to visit West Point Military Academy and stand where George Washington and Benedict Arnold changed the course of history. En route to Philadelphia, they will visit Morristown National Historic Park and the site of Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware. Time in the Philadelphia area will include experiences in Independence Hall Historical Park, Valley Forge, the National Constitution Center and a walk about town with “Benjamin Franklin.” Participation in the field study will require rigorous physical activity.
Virginia-Washington, D.C.: June 16-22
Content Specialist: Dr. Jay Buckley, Associate Professor, BYU, and other on-site specialists.
Pedagogy Specialist: Sara Hacken, Alpine School District (2013 Utah Teacher of the year)
Driven2Teach will sponsor a seven-day field study to Historic Colonial Williamsburg where they will dine in colonial taverns, meet and talk with a founding father, debate independence in the capitol building, and walk the streets where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and George Wythe worked together to help forge a new nation. Then we will travel to Monticello, Montpelier, and Mount Vernon, homes of three founding fathers and presidents of the new nation. We will end up in Washington, D.C., where we will participate in a Bill of Rights Institute Seminar as well participate in a Constitution in Action lab at the National Archives where we will interact with the original Declaration of Independence and Constitution, participate in “Revolutionary Freedoms: The Free Press and the Founding of Our Nation” a workshop at the Newseum, and tour the American History Museum on the National Mall.
Boston-Philadelphia: June 23-29
Content Specialist: Dr. Jay H. Buckley, Associate Professor, BYU
Pedagogy Specialist: Dr. Jeff Nokes, Assistant Professor, BYU
Driven2Teach will sponsor a seven-day field study to the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions for teachers of American history. The field study “Founding Fathers and Founding Principles” will commence in Boston and conclude in Philadelphia. Teachers will hike the historic Freedom Trail through Boston, explore the world of John and Sam Adams, and listen to the echoes of the shots heard around the world at Lexington and Concord. En route to Philadelphia, they will visit places like West Point and Morristown National Historic Park. Time in the Philadelphia area will include a presentation at the National Constitution Center and tours through Benjamin Franklin's environs, Independence Hall, and Valley Forge. In addition to an extensive curriculum of lectures and on-site instruction, teachers will read and discuss several scholarly monographs and pedagogy publications and resources.