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American Heritage Conversation

Wed, Mar 05, 2014, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Reinsch Library Auditorium
Marymount’s Department of History and Politics and the Literature, Language, and the Humanities graduate program are co-hosting the second annual American Heritage Conversation, and this year the subject is "The Revolution and Civil War in American Memory: Teaching History with Public Memorials and Paintings."

Our two guest speakers are:

James Percoco, teacher of U.S. and applied history at West Springfield High School, Fairfax, VA; author of three books on teaching; named Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the 1993 Walt Disney Company American Teacher Awards; and one of five teachers inducted into the National Teachers Fall of Fame in 2011, and

Lee Sandstead, associate professor of art, Averett University, Danville, VA; art historian; and host of Art Attack with Lee Sandstead, an Emmy-nominated art appreciation series on The Travel Channel.

The panelists will explore the ways in which public memorials and paintings have been used to interpret the past, ¬ and the ways they can be used to teach history and critical thinking. We hope this event will generate a lively conversation about innovative ways to teach and learn American history.

Following the presentation, there will be an open question-and-answer session. After the Conversation, the discussion will continue informally at a reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Barry Gallery/Lee Reception Room.

This event is open to Marymount students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Registration is not necessary.

The American Heritage Conversation is a project of the American Heritage Initiative, the Department of History and Politics' strategy to advance a civic education in American history and politics at Marymount and within the wider community.

For questions, please contact Dr. Patrick Mullins, assistant professor of history, at pmullins@marymount.edu.