Political cartoons are historically and politically rich primary sources which engage even young students in understanding author's purpose, perspective, and persuasion. Routine use enhance historical content and interdisciplinary literacy.
This presentation offers teaching strategies for promoting inquiry and engaging students in critical and creative thinking through the integration of art and social studies content. Teacher resources will be shared.
Discuss the assessment of historical thinking as theorized in Assessing Historical Thinking & Understanding: Innovative Designs for New Standards. Gain an understanding of how social studies teacher educators can model and support preservice teachers’ use of new types of assessments.
Engage in a model secondary lesson where students assume the roles of African American activists and choose a strategy to resist Jim Crow segregation. Presentation will include video and teacher reflection highlighting the challenges of implementing the lesson.
Using common themes and diverse literature, learn about historical misrepresentations discovered within trade books and ideas for locating and modifying primary sources to fill content gaps and meet rigorous standards.
Presentation will describe 4th grade project about civic literacy using the Underground Railroad as context. Examples of popular texts, primary documents, photographs given to participants for their future projects.