Bringing History Home is off and running to help teachers bring history to their classrooms in the 2011-12 school year. On June 13-16, we conducted three 2-day workshops. More than 150 elementary teachers from Cedar Rapids CSD and Central City CSD attended. While project director Elise Fillpot, assistant director Kim Heckart and project historian Catherine Denial led the whole group activities, eighteen teacher mentors from Prairie ISD and CRCSD led lengthy grade-level sessions in which they shared how to do history where the rubber hits the road; that is, in the actual K-5 classrooms. Huge thanks to the BHH mentor team!!
We're excited for the next round of workshops coming up on August 1-4. It will be another great week dedicated to stretching the boundaries of what children can do when they study history with rigor and integrity.
The Bringing History Home 2011 Mentor Team:
Mary Beth Wagemester