An author and historian who has provided commentary for a number of television and radio programs will speak June 2 [WEDNESDAY] at East Central University.
Participating in a Teaching American History grant through East Central University are area high school history teachers Brenda Truett of Latta (front row, from left); Jennifer Altom, Sulphur; Carolyn Holloran, Tecumseh; Michelle Bray, Madill; Kelly Parsons, Shawnee; and (second row) Steve Stevens, Latta; Chad Chronister, Pauls Valley; Dennis Lorance, Vanoss; Don Gallagher, Konawa; Zach Sullivan, Allen; Scott Morgan, Roff; and Jerad Winningham, Holdenville. Not shown are Kami Beller, Lexington, and Becky McEwin, Byng.
ECU's Center for Advancement of American History is inviting the public to Dr. Edward T. O'Donnell's presentations at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center.
O'Donnell's first presentation is titled "The Transformation of Antebellum America." His 11:30 presentation is about the Cold War. Admission is free and reservations are not necessary.
O'Donnell is an associate professor at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. He is the author of three books: "Visions of America: A History of the United States," "Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum," and "1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History."
His fourth book, "Talisman of a Lost Hope: Henry George and Gilded Age America," is forthcoming.
Area junior high school history teachers participating in a Teaching American History grant are Charlotte Mapp (front row, from left) of Madill; Pam Hamman, Shawnee; Steven Vines, Whitebead; Lucas Cane, Byars; Doug Serre, Shawnee; and (second row) Lisa Mitchell, Moss; Todd Trice, Tecumseh; Paul McKay, Pauls Valley; Lary Curry, Davis; Mike Hall, Vanoss; Kenny Deaton, Allen; Darrell Wilhite, Cottonwood; Wes Moreland, Stonewall; and Scott Roe, Roff. Not shown are Darren Henson, Sulphur, and Lynne White, Byng. The teachers work with the Center for Advancement of American History at East Central University.
O'Donnell has provided commentary for PBS, the Discovery Channel, ABC World News Now, National Public Radio, the BBC, Bloomberg Radio, WOR Radio, Fox TV and VH-1 (TV).
O'Donnell specializes in teaching teachers how to use images in the classroom. His presentation topics coincide with the content focus for the June 1-4 colloquium for 30 area teachers from 19 different school districts. The teachers are participants in a Teaching American History grant, part of the U.S. Department of Education.
The teachers are include Jennifer Altom and Darron Henson, Sulphur; Kami Beller, Lexington; Michelle Bray and Charlotte Mapp, Madill; Lucas Cane and Lary Curry, Davis; Chad Chronister and Paul McKay, Pauls Valley; Kenny Deaton and Zach Sullivan, Allen; Don Gallagher, Konawa; and Mike Hall, Vanoss.
Also participating are Pam Hamman, Kelly Parsons and Doug Serre, Shawnee; Carolyn Holloran and Todd Trice, Tecumseh; Becky McEwin and Lynne White, Byng; Lisa Mitchell, Moss; Wes Moreland, Stonewall; Scott Morgan and Scott Roe, Roff; Steve Stevens and Brenda Truett, Latta; Steven Vines, Whitebead; Darrell Wilhite, Cottonwood; and Jerad Winningham, Holdenville.
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