Title

Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom: Increasing Critical Thinking and Engagement

Date

6-1-2017 6:45 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 7:45 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hays

Session Chair

Xiaopeng Gong

Session Title

MAT poster Sessions

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Alicia Wenzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Many students struggle to engage in and find interest in the high school social studies classroom. One way to enhance the high school social studies classroom and engage students is through the implementation of primary sources. Not only will these help to engage students, but they also serve as effective tools to promote extremely valuable critical thinking skills. The question then becomes how to accomplish this in a way that enhances the material. In this project, a curriculum and framework is produced which utilizes primary sources in a way that aides each student in reaching their fullest potential.

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Jun 1st, 6:45 PM Jun 1st, 7:45 PM

Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom: Increasing Critical Thinking and Engagement

WUC Pacific Room

Many students struggle to engage in and find interest in the high school social studies classroom. One way to enhance the high school social studies classroom and engage students is through the implementation of primary sources. Not only will these help to engage students, but they also serve as effective tools to promote extremely valuable critical thinking skills. The question then becomes how to accomplish this in a way that enhances the material. In this project, a curriculum and framework is produced which utilizes primary sources in a way that aides each student in reaching their fullest potential.