We will be creating and uploading a series of river history videos over the next few months as a way to engage with river history in our social distancing world, starting with Massachusetts’ Concord River:
Teaching River History
View the full syllabus for the Columbia University History Department’s Rivers, Politics, and Power in the US course and consider how you might adapt it for your own classroom or community group. This article features a class field trip on the Harlem River.
Op-eds are another great way to teach and advocate for rivers, such as Scot McFarlane’s op-ed about the Trinity River in the Dallas Morning News. You can visit the OpEd Project for tips on how to write and submit your own piece.
Though all-in person events have now been indefinitely postponed, we plan on offering a series of digital walks and Zoom conferences this summer. The first event featured the Harlem River and can be viewed below or on the Harlem River page. Stay tuned for updates.