EDU 946 American History Teaching Tools
Examines digital and non-digital methods of organizing and presenting American history, focusing on content organizational strategies, Common Core standards, and essential question development.
Presents strategies to allow students to develop their own content knowledge from essential questions. Explores organization of course content in logical, chronological, and thematic ways; as well as including local history in the larger study of American History, as well as the link between content organizational strategies and Common Core standards.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is offered only during the summer semester.
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I found the course very helpful in gaining new ideas for teaching. The teacher is kind and very knowledgeable.B.J., Social Studies Teacher
The simulations were amazing for teaching immigration.B.J., Social Studies Teacher
I am much more aware of providing my students with high interest activities, suggestions, and examples.M.R., Elementary Teacher
I am satisfied that I'll be able to take skills and materials from this course and apply them directly to my own teaching in the fall.M.M., Social Studies Teacher
I will definitely use the materials I created during this course to enhance my classroom teaching. I also feel that the course opened my eyes to different ways of teaching. For example, one big take away from this course is the power of “play”. I want to use more simulations and games to engrave my students and create authentic learning. I think this shift in how I teach will also impact the enjoyment of my class for myself and my students.A.L., Social Studies Teacher
This was a wonderful course dealing with the complexity of American History topics. It related to all grade levels.M.R., Elementary Teacher
Great Course!! Great Takeaways to use in the classroom!!T.S., Social Studies Teacher
Many ideas to use with students.T.S., Social Studies Teacher
I sincerely enjoyed this course and am taking a lot away from it.A.L., Social Studies Teacher