What Works? Teaching History to Middle School Kids

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What Works? Teaching History to Middle School Kids

  1. 1. What Works? Teaching History to Middle School Kids
  2. 2. “A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.” Thomas Jefferson 1817
  3. 3. Primary / secondary? Old history Copy of a textbook forwarded email New history Diary textbook Live blog on a The Wild Blue computer Photo Digital photo on Artifact laptop World Book Wikipedia article
  4. 4. Direct traces of the event
  5. 5. Direct traces of the event Accounts created at the time it occurred, by firsthand observers and participants
  6. 6. Direct traces of the event Accounts created at the time it occurred, by firsthand observers and participants Accounts created after the event occurred, by firsthand observers and participants
  7. 7. Definitions?
  8. 8. Definitions? Primary sources? •Contemporary accounts of an event, created by someone who experienced or witnessed the event in question •“a first-hand account of an event, person, or place”
  9. 9. Secondary sources? •Materials that interpret, assign value to, conjecture upon, and draw conclusions about the events reported in primary sources •“An account of an event, person, or place that is not first-hand”
  10. 10. How do you use primary docs?
  11. 11. Three stage media analysis See? Similarities & Differences? So what?
  12. 12. Three stage media analysis Boston Massacre
  13. 13. Paul Revere 1770 Alonzo Chappel 1868
  14. 14. Training kids to analyze “What really happened in Boston on March 5, 1770?”
  15. 15. 5 W’s and credibility
  16. 16. Who 1st / 2nd / 3rd person?
  17. 17. What format?
  18. 18. Why audience?
  19. 19. Where present?
  20. 20. When date?
  21. 21. National Archives & Records Administration www.archives.gov/education
  22. 22. Library of Congress www.loc.gov/teachers
  23. 23. Our Documents www.ourdocuments.gov
  24. 24. Use analysis worksheets archives.gov/education/lessons
  25. 25. One side write •What you see (details) Other side •What you feel (adjectives)
  26. 26. Use music with images to create an emotional engagement •Civil War Photos
  27. 27. What do all pictures have in common?
  28. 28. Primary document myths?
  29. 29. Primary sources are reliable
  30. 30. Primary sources are reliable Primary sources are naturally engaging for all students
  31. 31. Primary sources are reliable Primary sources are naturally engaging for all students Evidence can be neatly packaged as primary or secondary
  32. 32. Primary sources are reliable Primary sources are naturally engaging for all students Evidence can be neatly packaged as primary or secondary The more primary sources the better
  33. 33. Some basics
  34. 34. Some basics History Frame •Graphic organizer
  35. 35. Some basics History Frame •Graphic organizer Fence Sitter •Industrial Revolution was good for the US
  36. 36. Some basics History Frame •Graphic organizer Fence Sitter •Industrial Revolution was good for the US List / Group / Label •Brown vs. Board of Education
  37. 37. Play video games
  38. 38. Third World Farmer www.3rdworldfarmer.com
  39. 39. Ancient Egypt www.knowledgematters.com
  40. 40. Discover Babylon www.discoverbabylon.org
  41. 41. eLections www.ciconline.org/elections
  42. 42. Use fiction & nonfiction •Children of the Dust Bowl •Out of the Dust
  43. 43. Out of the Dust •Create a pencil / pen / stone graphic organizer
  44. 44. Children of the Dust Bowl •Create list of questions from pencil / pen list •Research using non-fiction •Publish class book
  45. 45. Images •Use visual DEIs (Discrepant Event Inquiry) to engage kids
  46. 46. New York City 1939
  47. 47. New Jersey 1938
  48. 48. “Backwards” DEI •Student stands facing class •Project picture on wall •Student must ask the questions
  49. 49. Prepare a 30 second speech •Summarize your day •Use your Ready/Set/Go/ Whoa sheet •Describe action plan
  50. 50. Glenn Wiebe ESSDACK glennw@essdack.org Tech integration questions? Social studies issues? I would love to hear from you! View other presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98

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