Teaching with Primary Sources - Teaching History Today: Content and Strategies for World and U.S. History

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT

Dr. Dawn McCormack demonstrates the ideas of order (Maat) and disorder (Isfet) impact the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. Explaining how the words and drawings in tombs were constructed and why some stories wind up on sacred temples, Dr. McCormack even tells how the aspect of personalities translates between kings.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CDT

Corroboration Among Primary Sources

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

Kira Duke shows teachers how to make history more interactive by viewing past images through a historical lens. Utilizing photos and worksheets developed by the Library of Congress teachers build critical thinking skills in their students that carry beyond the History classroom.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT

Strategies for Teaching Excerpted Text

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am CDT

Dr. Stacey Graham breaks down the basics for History lessons in the classroom, from defining an excerpt easily for students, to navigating historical maps. Examining 2 excerpts about "The Starving Time" (Jamestown's difficult winter) both for an 4th grade class and another for 8th grade, Dr. Graham showcases the Old English barriers students may encounter and how teachers can guide students to understanding.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:15am CDT

Food in WWII

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CDT

Dr. Lynn Nelson walks teachers through the history of Franklin, TN, the decisions, philosophical debates, the difference between property and land, and the settlers' mentality of where Government Power originates.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

Tennessee's Reconstruction Years

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