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NPS NPS TwHP Zumbrota Covered Bridge, Fire Island Light House, Mesa Verde, Charleston Market

 

Workshop Agendas:

Two Hours

 

0 – 1.00           Introduction to Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans

1.00 – 2.00      Documentation Exercise: Turning Information about Historic Places into Lessons:

  • Introduction // Pass out documentation about a historic place, such as a short National Register of Historic Places nomination form (10 minutes)

    • Introduction to documentation

    • Divide into groups // Explain Assignment:    
      • Read documentation (or assigned sections)
      • Brainstorm relevant historical themes and stories represented by this historic place
      • Pick one topic/story to focus on for a lesson plan
      • Write a Focus Statement for a potential lesson plan
      • Identify one reading or document related to the focus to include in the lesson plan
      • (If time) Think of a learning activity that would help students relate the focus of the lesson to the history of and places in their own community

  • Reading Time (15-20 minutes)

  • Discussion in Groups (15 minutes)

  • Report Out by Groups (15-20 minutes)

 

 

NPS NPS TwHP Zumbrota Covered Bridge, Fire Island Light House, Mesa Verde, Charleston Market