With our Innovations in Teaching section, the editors also welcome comments, suggestions, and contributions that would facilitate other conversations on the teaching of history and especially those using New England history and literary culture that might be of use to teachers.
The NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY is pleased to present “The Dorr Rebellion Project,” a teaching unit prepared by Erik J. Chaput, Russell J. Simone, and Christine Marie Landry as a project using Rhode Island history in school classrooms. Modified for our Innovations in Teaching by Dr. Chaput, the editors felt that the project deserved wider attention because of its illumination of the Dorr Rebellion and of Rhode Island history.
Those interested in contributing a pedagogical exercise or commentary should forward pdf and word documents to firstname.lastname@example.org for the editors’ review.
The Dorr Rebellion Project is a free online educational resource for upper level high school and college students, featuring a gallery, letter collections, digitized pamphlets, and lesson plans.
“Restless Lady: the Life and Writings of Frances Parkinson Keyes”: An Undergraduate Seminar’s Collaborative Paper
Professor Melanie Gustafson shares her process for her undergraduate social history seminar at the University of Vermont as well as the class’s collaborative essay “Restless Lady: the Life and Writings of Frances Parkinson Keyes.”