SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: SYLLABUS CENTRAL
History Matters: The U.S. Survey on the Web (http://historymatters.gmu.edu)
serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, primary
documents, and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history. One of our goals
is to make History Matters a space where teachers, too often isolated,
can share strategies and resources. Toward that end, we are soliciting contributions
from teachers for Syllabus Central. We will provide modest honoraria
to those whose submissions are selected.
Syllabus Central contains annotated syllabi that demonstrate creative approaches to teaching U.S. History survey courses and are enhanced by teachersí written reflections. We are currently seeking syllabi for high school and college level U.S. History courses that include brief commentary on the specific experience of teaching the course. Because we intend Syllabus Central to showcase innovative ways to teach the U.S. History survey course, the syllabi should fit *at least one* of the following criteria:
offer unusual approaches to teaching U.S. History courses (for example, courses organized around an interpretive theme, such as gender; or around a type of evidence, such as biography or visual sources)
utilize active learning or student-centered techniques and assignments;
incorporate Internet or other new media resources.
Syllabi *must* be annotated to be considered for inclusion in Syllabus Central. (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for annotation guidelines.) Because we need to evaluate submissions in order to assemble a diverse collection of syllabi, we request a preliminary submission of a paragraph description of the course and the focus of your proposed annotations, and a resume or brief professional biography. Please send submissions to Ellen Noonan, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, at email@example.com