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A Character!
All I Wanna Do... Creative Writing
Battle Cry of Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights
Beyond pi
Breadboard Constructs: Electronics
Civics Education
Civil Rights: Self Evident or a Dream?
Decisions! Decisions! Math Makes 'Em
Diversity: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack
DNA / Immunology - ELISA
DNA Goes Bananas!
DNA Profiling in the Courtroom
DNA Protein Gel Electrophoresis
DNA Teacher Training
En France!
Engineer It! Architecture & Design
Engineering
Engineering Electronics: Components of Circuitry
Ethics: the Law and Science
Fantasy in Fiction
Fantasy in Flight
Fiesta
First Amendment and the Press
Freedom of the Press: Read All About It!
Frightening Fiction
From the Outside Looking In: Exploring Family, Community and Culture
Genetic Transformations
Geometrics Unlimited: Theorems Fit Physical Realities
Gravity Cruiser
Historic Model United Nations
History You Can Touch
How to Write the Story of Your Life
Illustrating Nature
Innovation in Business
Interactive Mathematics
Intro to Biotechnology
Logic Takes the Cake
Looking Closely, Finding Meaning: The Observational Essay
Madness, Magic and More
Magic Formula for Fabulous Fiction
Marketing: Launch a Software Product
Math and Engineering Teacher Training
Math: 6/7
Math: Outcomes
Math: Owls and More
Math: Problems Solved!
Mathematical Icons: Probability, Percentages, and Perceptions
Mathematics of Literature
Movies I: Write for the Screen
Movies II: Getting it on Film
Next Generation Journalism Symposium
Physics of Flight
Pi in the Sky
Poetry in Balance
Recipe for a Classic Poetry Slam
Science, Ethics and the Law
Scientific Method
Set the Scene!
Spoken Word - Poetry Revisited
Sudden Theatre
Tracking Change
Transformations: Turning Life into Fiction
Underground Railroad
Using your Voice in your Community or School
What's on your Coat of Arms?
World in a Grain of Sand: A Poetry Games Program
Writers' Retreat for Teachers
Writing for Publication
Writing History (Civil War)
Writing Shakespeare
Writing to be Heard
Young Mathematicians Day
Young Scientists Day
Young Writers Day
 
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History You Can Touch
Grades: 6 - 8

Rensselaerville becomes a true "history lab" where students learn to get their hands on the past and understand the importance of primary sources. We visit the Historical Society as well as the churches, the houses and the cemeteries of children of the mid-19th century. By day's end students understand and write secondary source history drawn from primary sources they have actually touched.

Upcoming: Rensselaerville, NY   
 
Mentor

Art Thorman

Art Thorman is a hands on educator and 19th century craftsman.

For suggestions or questions please email Lborock@Rinstitute.org
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