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INST342 Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress Classroom Link

Subjects:
Instructional Strategies, Social Studies/History
Grades:
3rd-12th
Hours:
45.0

This course helps educators utilize the more than 19 million resources and materials of the Library of Congress to create student engagement, build critical thinking skills, and enhance knowledge construction with primary sources. Gain a new understanding of how close contact with the library’s historical resources can provide young people with a strong sense of the past and a new understanding of the present.

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SOST1001 Using Primary Sources in World History

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Primary sources are the “stuff” of history, the evidence that historians use to develop narratives and explanations of past events. Through multimedia resources from Annenberg Learner, engage with a range of sources from around the globe. Consider historians’ reflections on their use of such evidence to gain insight into how primary sources can be used in world history classrooms, as well as how to handle the challenges of engaging students with source material.

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SOST1005 Developing Historical Thinking Skills

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

To students, encounters with history—all that stuff that happened in the past—take place in the pages of a textbook. But history is not just a dry recitation of facts; it’s a process of asking questions, of seeking evidence that will provide answers, and of constructing explanations based on that evidence. Learn about the historian’s work by reading and hearing how historians describe what they do. Learners will practice asking historical questions and using historical evidence to construct an argument using multimedia from Annenberg Learner—all with the goal of finding ways to teach historical thinking skills to students.

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SOST1011 Developing Chronological Reasoning Skills

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

What would history be without chronology? It’s impossible to imagine, as chronological reasoning is perhaps the most foundational skill of the discipline. Explore alternative conceptions of time and, focusing on topics related to global economics and the transmission of culture, consider how to help students better understand periodization, causation, and patterns of continuity and change using multimedia resources from Annenberg Learner.

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SOST1015 Using a Case Study: Gandhi and Indian Independence

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

What can we learn from a case study of one person’s life? Are individuals driving motors of history or are they simply “thrown up” by social forces? This course explores these questions and their implications for teaching by looking closely at the life of Mohandas Gandhi and his role in the Indian independence movement. Participants will also learn how to create a teaching case study.

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SOST1021 Women in American History

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

What role did women play in key events in American history? What were women’s lives like before the arrival of European settlers, during the colonial period, during the 19th century? While women’s history has been a subject of serious study since the 1970s, the story of women in American history remains neglected in many middle and high school classes. In this course, you will enhance your knowledge of women’s roles throughout American history and explore how primary sources reveal and conceal women’s history using multimedia resources from Annenberg Learner.

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SOST1025 Geography and Environment in American History

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Washington’s troops suffering through the winter at Valley Forge, the Framers perspiring in Philadelphia’s summer heat, Sacajawea traveling with Lewis and Clark along the Columbia River, the Forty-Niners rushing to California in search of gold—many of the most memorable events in American history cannot be imagined apart from the places in which they took place. Explore the relationship between geography and history, analyzing Annenberg Learner videos, primary source documents, and the work of geographers and historians.

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SOST1031 Resistance, Rebellion, and Reform

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Is, as Thomas Jefferson famously wrote, a “little rebellion now and then” a good thing? Even in a country born from a rebellion against a colonial power, resistance, rebellion, and reform can be unpopular and difficult undertakings. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interviews with historians, and primary and secondary sources, examine three cases in which Americans sought change.

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SOST1035 Defining the Role of the U.S. Government

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

“Big Government”—some U.S. citizens would greet that phrase with jeers, while others would defend “big government” as a necessary feature of modern democracy. Debates about the proper size of government are hardly new; the framers of the Constitution argued about the proper role of the Federal government, and American history has seen continuing evolution of the government and its relationship to the people. In this course, you will use multimedia resources from Annenberg Learner to examine how Americans have struck a balance between limiting government and serving society’s changing needs over the course of the nation’s 230+ years.

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SOST502 Bridging World History: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner

Subjects:
Social Studies/History
Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
45.0

This inquiry-based course will enable you to research and explore the world history concepts and resources that meet your curriculum and student learning needs. Delve into world history units provided by Annenberg Learner that explore global patterns through time, seeing history as an integrated whole with an eye to bringing world history concepts to life in the classroom. Develop essential questions and a framework based on your curriculum for your exploration and work through this course. Analyze primary source documents, artifacts, and expert videos and develop an instructional unit to implement with students that develops their historical thinking skills and brings the past to life in your classroom.

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