2024 Bennion Teachers' Workshop Course Requirements

Course will be offered for variable credits. You can decide to enroll for 1, 2, or 3 credits or equivalent contuining education units (1.5, 3, or 4.5 CEUs). Coursework requirements will be based on number of credits chosen at registration.

Course Offerings

USU Academic Credit (1 - 3 credits)


Course will be cross-listed for Summer 2024 semester as:

  • ENGL 6920
  • HIST 6880
  • ANTH 5800
  • TEAL 5560
  • HIST 4880

Cost: Full tuition and fees for credits at Utah State University. The 2024-25 tuition and fee schedule will be linked when available (see 2023-24 tuition and fee schedule for reference).

Application to the workshop is required to register for this course.

Continuing Education Units (1.5 - 4.5)

Course will be cross-listed for CEUs as:

  • CEEG 6920
  • CEHI 6880
  • CEAN 5800
  • CETE 5560
  • CEHI 4880

Cost: $45 - 135 (recording fee of $30 per CEU*)

Application to the workshop is required to register for this course.

*CEUs may be converted to academic credit at a later date in accordance with USU Policy.

 

Pre-Workshop Reading (Required)
Required Reading Pre-Workshop - all are linked and available on CANVAS
  1. Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane. "An Artifact of War Carved in 1917." South Central Review 34, no. 3 (2017): 103-114.
  2. Auslander, Leora, and Tara Zahra. "Introduction. The Things They Carried: War, Mobility, and Material Culture." In Objects of War, pp. 1-22. Cornell University Press, 2018.
  3. Hoskins, Janet. "Agency, biography and objects." Handbook of material culture 1 (2006).
  4. Scarlett, Sarah Fayen, Don Lafreniere, Daniel J. Trepal, John DM Arnold, and Yichun Xie. "Out of the Classroom and Into History." The History Teacher 53, no. 1 (2019).
  5. Excerpts from Ceremony
  6. Ritchie, Donald A. "Doing oral history." An Oral History of Our Time (2014).
  7. Ritchie, Donald A. "Doing oral history." Conducting Interviews (2014). 
  8. Excerpts from Terkel, "Studs The Good War" (1984)
  9. Utah WWII Oral History (9 different oral histories)
  10. Hass, Kristin Ann. "Carried to the wall" American memory and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1998)
  11. O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried (1990) - Title Story
  12. Watch - Objects & Memory film

Course Requirements

The course requirements for each credit hour will vary, commensurate with the credit hour, but the minimum participation (1 credit or 1.5 CEUs) for all attendees will include:

  • Complete assigned pre-workshop reading
  • Attend all workshop sessions (with exceptions granted for illness, personal or family emergencies, etc.)
  • During the workshop, participants will be expected to make use of materials, engage in critical reflection, and participate in individual and collaborative structured learning activities.
  • Complete memorial project

In addition to the above, participants will choose either Teacher, Researcher, or Community-Engaged (Public History/Museum/NPS Historic Sites) track for the focus of their classroom work and final project. For students enrolling for 2 academic credits (3 CEUs) a final project will assigned and due within two weeks after the workshop. For students enrolling for 3 academic credits (4.5 CEUs), two final projects will be assigned and due within two weeks after the workshop.

Additional details for assignments will be provided in the course syllabus and discussed during the workshop but may include the following both during the workshop and in completion of the final project, dependent on chosen track.

  • Essay on a material object from the Bringing War Home Digital Archive
  • Conduct an oral history
  • Lesson plan using material culture in the classroom
  • Lesson plan using Oral History and Object Stories
  • Essay to introduce and contextualize the oral history
  • Essay on Oral history and Object stories
  • Grant proposal on Oral History and Object Stories
  • Blog Post, Radio Segment, Digital Exhibit, Proposal Community Project on Bringing War Home Digital Archive
  • Blog Post, Radio Segment, Digital Exhibit, Proposal Community Project on Oral History and Object Stories