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Connections: Teaching the teachers


SUNY Geneseo just completed its fourth annual Teachers Day -- it's essentially a day to teach the teachers. High school and middle school teachers come to campus to get up to speed on the best ways to teach American history and other kinds of history. This year, teachers learned about Native American history, for example.

So are American middle and high schools teaching history effectively? Our guests:

  • Joe Cope, professor of history and director of SUNY Geneseo's Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Development
  • Justin Behrend, associate professor and chair of the History Department at SUNY Geneseo
  • Sarah Prinzi, 7th grade American history and AP psychology teacher at Geneseo Central School District