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"Thomas W. Perrin" <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 9 Dec 1998 14:43:17 -0500
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Not a direct answer to your question, but perhaps peripherally useful.

Over thirty years ago, Robert L. Arnold, then a professor at Jersey
City  State College, and W. Charles Lahey, then professor at SUNY
Potsdam, published first, in 1962, A proposal for the development of:
The Discovery Approach to the Teaching of Social Studies and followed it
in 1965 with: Inquiry, Source Book for the Discovery Approach to Social
Studies. My copy, which I still have, was published privately and used
as a textbook.

This approach involved the gathering of primary and contemporary
secondary historical sources of St. Lawrence County, NY and was a case
method in New York History, as well as any other history.

My memories of the course are that it was refreshing, and a heck of a
lot more interesting than prior approaches to learning.

Like much of what I learned at Potsdam, the lessons I learned in this
course have withstood the test of time, and I can't think of any greater
accolade to give these two professors.

Tom Perrin
SUNY, Potsdam, '68

> Edward Knoblauch wrote:
> For the New York History Net website, I would like to include
> information on the New York State curriculum for public schools that
> touches on the teaching of NYS History.
> As most of us know, NYS History is touched on in the 4th grade and
> 7-8th grades, but what exactly do the Regents and the Department of
> Education expect to be taught and learnt? Are there curriculum
> guidelines and outcome expectations? What format do they come in and
> are they in the public domain? What rationales are offered for the
> value of teaching NYS History? What Colleges and Universities offer
> courses on NYS History for education majors and how are they taught?
> Are such courses required for teaching degrees and/or certification?
> If you know of any web-based sources that I could link to, such as
> lesson plans, syllabi, discussion lists or citations of educational
> journal articles, please send me the URL addresses
> I urge anyone who could help me with ANY aspect of these questions to
> contact me at [log in to unmask] or to post responses on this
> listserve.
> Thank you,
> Edward Knoblauch
> Webmaster, New York History Net
> PS: Visit our new featured site, The New Nederland Museum