America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Three

How can primary sources bring history to life? Scholars create detailed lesson plans on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in American history. The 17th installment of a 22-part program exploring American history examines how to create meaningful lessons that directly involve and impact the class. Using group work and research, they present their ideas and new plans for teaching history. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have topical groups teach a lesson they develop to the class on specific subject matter
  • Brainstorm ideas of what makes each time period from American history relevant and interesting to today's learners
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson uses overhead projector and transparencies 
Pros

  • Graphic organizer offers printable materials for instructional use 
  • Resource provides detailed objectives and assessments for workshop coordinator
Cons

  • None