Coronavirus Syllabus / Sari Altschuler and Ellizabeth Dillon
To help us think and teach about contagion, global health, and community in a time of social distancing and fear, we are collecting contributions to this crowd-sourced syllabus, which focuses on literary, historical, philosophical/religious, and cultural aspects of the current health crisis and its history.
This syllabus was developed by Erika Lee, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC); María Cristina García, Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University and President of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS); Adam Goodman, Assistant Professor of History & Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago; Madeline Hsu, Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin; Julian Lim, Assistant Professor of History, Arizona State University; Maddalena Marinari, Assistant Professor of History, Gustavus Adolphus University; and Evan Taparata, PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota in consultation with a number of other scholars. See their ABOUT pages for more information.
Resources for teaching religion in early America (an NEH project)
The Institute’s classroom videos explore the era of the Revolutionary War with some of today’s leading scholars in the field. These lectures and conversations cover fundamental themes of the American Revolution and its legacy. Videos are available in full length as well as in shorter chapters, which are ideal for use in the classroom or to assign students to watch on their own.
The Institute’s collections for the classroom features digitized images and descriptions from the library and museum collections of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati featuring the people, places and ideas central to understanding and appreciating the achievements of the American Revolution.