Event Title

Session A-3: A Gary, Indiana in the Soviet Heartland: Incorporating Local History in World History Teaching

Grade Level

Grade level: 11-12

Start Date

28-2-2014 8:25 AM

End Date

28-2-2014 9:25 AM

Description

Gary, Indiana was at the forefront of the American steel industry in the early twentieth century, but the significance of this city extended far beyond America. Gary was the shining model that inspired Stalin’s government to build Magnitogorsk, the city that housed the Soviet Union’s first steel plant. This session explores the connected histories of Gary and Magnitogorsk through images, videos and other primary source materials. This session provides content and pedagogical tools for high school history teachers to incorporate local history into a world history context.

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Feb 28th, 8:25 AM Feb 28th, 9:25 AM

Session A-3: A Gary, Indiana in the Soviet Heartland: Incorporating Local History in World History Teaching

Gary, Indiana was at the forefront of the American steel industry in the early twentieth century, but the significance of this city extended far beyond America. Gary was the shining model that inspired Stalin’s government to build Magnitogorsk, the city that housed the Soviet Union’s first steel plant. This session explores the connected histories of Gary and Magnitogorsk through images, videos and other primary source materials. This session provides content and pedagogical tools for high school history teachers to incorporate local history into a world history context.