Topic of Conversation:
A conversation sharing the six basic American values with people everywhere.
Leading this conversation:
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, but also providing supplementary classroom materials.
Maryanne envisions this website providing support to students using American Ways and Maryanne’s primary source materials.
American History Buffs
Maryanne envisions this website tantalizing American history buffs with authentic artifacts across Maryanne’s treasure trove of Americana.
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.