Spreading Understanding Of American Culture
Leading this mission:Maryanne Datesman taught English as a Second Language (ESL), primarily at the university level, which led to her writing the textbook, American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture.
Maryanne envisions this website providing support to teachers using American Ways to help their learners understand American cultural values and how they impact life in America.
Maryanne envisions this website providing support to learners using American Ways and Maryanne’s primary source materials to understand American cultural values and how they impact life in America.
We’re deep into a fascinating journey through The Youth’s Companions
They’re from more than 100 years ago, and we’re finding a treasure trove of Americana that has never been digitized, categorized, or made available to the general public.
As we scour the material
We are repeatedly struck by consistent parallels between The Youth’s Companion and challenges our country faces today. We believe there’s much to be learned from studying our shared history.