FREDERICK HOXIE MODERATES A WEB FORUM ON TEACHING ABOUT AMERICAN INDIANS AT HISTORYMATTERS.GMU.EDU
Starting May 1, 2001, Frederick Hoxie will moderate a month-long open discussion on teaching about American Indians on the HISTORY MATTERS Web site (http://historymatters.gmu.edu). From the HISTORY MATTERS home page select "Talking History" then select "American Indians" under Current Forums. To subscribe, choose "Join or leave list."
Professor Hoxie will answer questions and lead a discussion on teaching about American Indians. The discussion will focus particularly on approaches to teaching this topic in U.S. history survey courses at the high school and college levels and include suggestions for resources or strategies.
Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. His thirty-year teaching career also has included stints at Northwestern University, Amherst College, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center Institute in Western American History, and elementary and high schools in Philadelphia and Honolulu. He was the Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at The Newberry Library from 1994 to 1998 and currently serves as Vice President for Research and Education there. Hoxie is the author of Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices From the Progressive Era, 1890-1925. (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001), Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (Cambridge University Press, 1995; paperback edition, 1997.), A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians, 1880-1920 (University of Nebraska Press, 1984; second paperback edition forthcoming, 2001.), and The Crow (Chelsea House, 1989). He is editor of, among many other works, Indians in American History: An Introduction (Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1988; second edition co-edited with Peter Iverson, 1998.) and The Encyclopedia of North American Indians (Houghton Mifflin, 1996). Hoxie has served as historical consultant and expert witness to numerous tribes, including in the case of Harjo et al v. Pro Football Inc. (1992-1999), a copyright complaint against the Washington Redskins.
HISTORY MATTERS is a gateway to the Web for teachers of the U.S. History Survey course. It provides high school and college teachers (and their students) a starting point for exploring American history on the Web with a large number of first-person historical documents for use in the classroom, an extensive annotated list of Web links, and a range of teaching resources (sample syllabi, teaching assignments, and forums, for example). HISTORY MATTERS is a project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The HISTORY MATTERS Web site was created with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The site is an in-progress prototype that will be expanding over the next two years.
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