Inspire and scaffold historical literacy by engaging youngsters in inquiry-based learning. Learning history about the here and now through familiar people, places, and events, children research and write about history.
Encourage your students to become historical detectives while strengthening reading, writing, and thinking skills. Participate in classroom-ready ideas to experience an inquiry approach to historical investigation and evidence-based learning.
Using children's books, primary sources, video and computer programs, participants will connect integrated units related to voting rights, immigration, and discrimination in history, to current events with student created projects.
Explore methods to assess students'historical thinking. Using student work, participants will develop facility with the use of Quick Writes as a tool to measure student student's historical thinking skills.