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Nov16 Seminar

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Nov16 Seminar

  1. 1. <ul><li>Natural Rights and Constitutions </li></ul><ul><li>November 16, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>www.historyconnected.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.historyconnected.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda Evaluations 2:25 – 2:30 Making Classroom Connections Discussion 2:00 – 2:25 Classroom Connections Workshops 12:30 – 2:00 Lunch 11:30 – 12:20 Natural Rights and Constitutions Alan Rogers, Boston College 9:00 – 11:30 with break Welcome & Orientation 7:45 – 9:00 Arrival, Breakfast, & Check-in 7:30 – 7:45
  3. 3. Classroom Connections Afternoon Workshop Options <ul><li>Room 411 : We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Roger Desrosiers, State Coordinator, We the People </li></ul><ul><li>Room 413 The End of Slavery in Massachusetts: The People and the Impact of the Constitution Professor Patricia Fontaine, Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell </li></ul>
  4. 4. Logistics and Paperwork <ul><li>Graduate Credit – Endicott College Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Memorandum of Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Informed Consent </li></ul><ul><li>Written Assignment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pre and Post Test <ul><li>Required of all TAH Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Report Pre and Post Program Scores </li></ul><ul><li>No Individual or District Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Online, 30 Multiple Choice Questions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Project Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Improve middle and high school American history teachers’ content knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history. </li></ul><ul><li>Support teachers’ work in meeting the Standards in Historical Thinking of the National Center for History in the Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop accessible curricula for students. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Project Areas of Focus <ul><li>U.S. History Content & Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MA History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using Primary Sources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards in Historical Thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Integration and 21 st Century Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>November 16 Standards Alignment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Technology Integration & Resources <ul><li>Suggested website resources: www.historyconnected.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Beginning with the Big Picture <ul><li>Refer to the excerpt from Locke’s Second Treatise on Government (1691) </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key terms and phrases that Locke most often uses? </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordle.net </li></ul>

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