American Studies Professor Goes Back to School

September 07, 2012 Colin O'Neill

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As part of the Western History Association's "Take a Historian to School" initiative, Notre Dame professor of American Studies, Annie Coleman will be headed back to school. Working with Alliance for Catholic Education Professor Brian Collier and PhD. student Lindsey Passanger Wieck, Professor Coleman's research is being reworked and intigrated into the second-grade cirriculum Saint Rose of Lima School in Denver, Colorado, where students will have the opportunity to learn about the West in a fun, engaging and interactive environment. Teacher's at Saint Rose will also receive a copy of Professor Coleman's book, helping them to see the ways in which the material has been made accessible for the second grade audience. 

Through the event, Professor Coleman will also be "reunited" with former student, Meaghan Crowley, '11, M.Ed. '13. A recent recipient of the 2012 Charles Redd Center Award for outstanding lesson plan on the American West, Crowley will integrate Coleman's cirriculum into her class, providing an exciting day of learning for her students.As part of her prestigious award, Crowley will also be presenting her own lesson at the Western History Association Conference. She'll be joined by fellow ND grad and ACE student Kevin Kimberly, another recipient of the Charles Redd Center Award.