Students investigate Lost Friends ads and other first-person sources by former slaves seeking loved ones to illuminate the experience of African American communities in the past. Extension activities included.
Exercising distributed cognition and expertise, this presentation shares a 1920s unit that involved 7th-grade social studies students mentored by undergraduates in an educational psychology class, using an indirect digital internship.
Explore using a variety of visuals to engage middle school students in history and civics. This fun, interactive session will provide strategies on how to incorporate visuals without sacrificing content.
What can Words of the Year teach us about historical inquiry? Learn how online dictionaries serve as fertile ground for academic language development, comprehension, and disciplinary inquiry (perspectives, contextualization, and sourcing).
Explore an inquiry-based unit creating museum exhibits on Indian Removal/Dakota-Sioux Wars. Student-created exhibits drew on differing and contradictory sources to reflect multiple perspectives on this controversial era.