I'm excited to share resources that have helped make my classroom more engaging this year. Throughout the week, I'll be sharing a variety of activities from my curriculum-early American history-complete with lesson plans and materials ready for use or for adaptation and links to companion resources online. Although I teach history, and what I share reflects that, I hope teachers from other disciplines will find something useful for their classrooms as well. I also hope to connect with other like-minded educators to share best practices and learn what's working in their districts.
For day 1 of #OER Week, I want to start at the beginning with a quick look at how I train students to do the work of history, rather than just memorize facts.
Day 1 Resources
How do you approach teaching students the purpose of history?
Tomorrow, I'll share my new favorite replacement for worksheets and paper-based assignments.