Bringing History Home in 2010

June 9, 2010 - 2:05 PM
January 

BHH teachers began a new year and continued exploring history with their students.

February 

BHH director Elise Fillpot attended the annual Technical Advisory Group meeting for the National History Education Clearinghouse.

Santa Fe teachers in Grades 3-6 explored the BHH Five Processes in a workshop funded by TAH. 

March

The University of Iowa Center for Evaluation and Assessment designed assessments for the BHH 5th grade pilot of a unit on the Columbian Exchange.  The unit was adapted by BHH staff and teachers from National Endowment for the Humanities Edsitement lessons titled "What was Columbus Thinking?"

April

Kyle Longley, Snell Family Dean's Professor of History at Arizona State University, led a two-day Grant Wood History Institute workshop for middle and high school teachers on the Vietnam War. 

In a session at the American Education Research Association annual conference, distinguished Social Studies and History education faculty Keith Barton, Linda Levstik, Kelly Woestman, Jack Zevin and David Gerwin analyzed and discussed classroom video footage of BHH lead mentor Kim Heckart leading a discussion during one of her predict and infer units. 

May

Elizabeth Ridgway, Library of Congress Director of Educational Outreach, and her colleague Anne Savage visited Prairie Ridge Elementary School to observe Kim teaching 3rd grade history via her predict and infer model.

5th and 6th grade teachers in Anchorage, Alaska explored the BHH Five Processes during the annual Anchorage School District Summer Academy. 

June

140 Cedar Rapids teachers will attend their first BHH workshop.

July

60 Prairie ISD and 18 Cedar Rapids teachers will attend their second BHH workshop.

Kim Heckart travels to Boston with teacher participants in the St. Clair County Regional Office of Education TAH grant.   When they return to Illinois, Kim will help the teachers use BHH strategies to design lessons based on their learning during the trip.

August

110 Cedar Rapids teachers will attend their first BHH workshop. 

September

BHH teachers begin a new school year.  First year teachers will implement their initial BHH unit.  Second year teachers will implement both BHH grade level units. 

November

Elise joins Sarah Brooks of UVA and Jason Endacott of Keene College for a National Council of the Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly panel presentation on affective learning in history.   

 

 

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