This session presents What Would George Washington Do? a game-based learning and online social media environment which teaches students digital literacy, higher-order thinking, and collaborative problem solving skills.
Presents research from middle school classrooms where students experienced curriculum that challenged their stereotypes and introduced how cultural misconceptions have been used as a weapon against minoritized groups.
Deepen students' experience by guiding them through an authentic historical investigation. Students form hypotheses, gather information, evaluate sources, form arguments, conduct analysis, and share their findings, just like historians.
Thematic based units within an interdisciplinary U.S. History and American Literature class has provided marginalized students with a relevant and thought provoking curriculum intended to strengthen minds with critical thinking.
Use primary sources in practical interactive lessons integrating historical inquiry and spatial thinking to have students explore connections between current labor protests and those during the early 20th century.
Participants will explore Library of Congress, Primary Source Sets to create meaningful historical inquiry lessons, such as Document Based Questions (DBQs) that will reach students at all learning levels.
With enthusiasm and 21st century communication skills, students of the Preserve America Youth Summits have expanded the relevance of historic properties in our schools and communities, and made a difference!