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EZ-50219-07Education Programs: Faculty Humanities WorkshopsVermont Historical SocietyThe Gilded Age Through the Lens of Vermont4/1/2007 - 12/31/2007$33,242.00JerryW.Desmarais   Vermont Historical SocietyBarreVT05641-4209USA2007American StudiesFaculty Humanities WorkshopsEducation Programs332420332420

A workshop series for twenty middle and high school teachers on Vermont's historical, literary, and artistic legacy during the Gilded Age.

"The Gilded Age Through the Lens of Vermont" proposal is a professional development workshop for the summer and fall of 2007 for 20 middle and high school teachers of history and literature. The workshop will focus on the Gilded Age, 1865-1910 and the many tensions felt by society during this transitional period. Reading selections chosen by the scholars focus on the Gilded Age in America in general and Vermont in particular, andd are supplemented by reading and documents on the period in America. Scholars in Vermont history, literature and art will lead teachers in an exploration of the changing identities of Americans and Vermonters as they faced tremendous economic, demographic, and cultural changes.