Visions of 19th Century America: Finding overview in depth and coherence in complexity

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    Nineteenth Century America is an extremely complex period for students to understand. Whilst the American West and the Civil War have been GCSE and A Level staples for a long time, both have always taken quite a narrow look at the United States. This session aims to explore ways of ensuring that GCSE students can understand C19th America as an
    unfolding narrative without sacrificing the human stories which make this such a fascinating period of history. The session will also explore how helping students to appreciate the complexity of C19th American mentalities actually enables them to see the period more coherently. There will be a particular focus on getting students to understand the slavery, the American Civil War and Reconstruction in these terms. Plenty of resources and practical strategies will be on offer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusUnpublished - 8 Jul 2016
    EventSHP Annual Conference 2016 - Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Jul 201610 Jul 2016

    Academic conference

    Academic conferenceSHP Annual Conference 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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