Keynotes – Oct 7
Ass & Eval keynote
Literacy in History – keynote
More Quick Literacy Strategies are found here.
Strange and Wonderful Resources
For use with Observations and Inferences
Oral Presentation assignment
Presentations: Oct 14, 21.
Remember to focus on one or two specific expectations rather than trying to do all of expectations associated to your overall. You are designing an activity to aid in “discovery” for your peers/’pretend grade level,” so get creative.
Service Ontario wants to send you PRINT curriculum documents. You just have to tell them.
Click here: https://www.publications.serviceontario.ca/pubont/servlet/ecom/MainServlet?selectedLocale=en
My source about this little nugget said,
Using the search bar on the page, use general terms to search, eg. science curriculum. I tried searching using the specific title of the curriculum and no matches were found so I found the more general the search term, the better.
Some of them are no longer available in hard copy as they are out of print but I think the majority of them are there.
They are free to order and free to ship.
Make sure you get 2013 versions!
I look forward to my third opportunity to share best practices and historical thinking concepts with my students this year. I am especially excited to learn my teacher candidates – your new eyes and ears and creative strategies are a continued inspiration!
Pearson Syllabus 2014 PED3183A
Assignment 1: Resource Review 2014 and for guidance – Example, Due September 30
Day 1 Keynote Presentation
Canadian-History-Crossroads: History Symposium. Register by September 10th by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tops and Tails
Other Ways to use this activity (as generated by my PED3183A Class):
Tops & tails:
- consider what part of the quote has “more weight” or significance
- connect significant event with a famous participant
- one event, two perspectives
- connect century to quote or event
- antagonist to his/her protagonist
- two quotes that lay in opposition to one another on a single issue
- a variety of matching pairs: two Prime Ministers, two famous Metis, two union leaders, two battles on Canadian soil etc
- place and rank on a timeline with both chronology and y-axis for ranking
- have students find the context in which the quote was said
- End of Unit – give examples of where the quote might have been right/wrong
- Start of Unit – students predict important issues in coming unit from the quotes
For Fun or Interest
What Teachers Make
Farewell to Carrot Cake (The Great War’s less known Contributions to society) [podcast]
500 Years of History in 2 Minutes (Wab Kinew), CBC’s 8th Fire
Find the instructions to the Marxism game here.
More links and ideas for Classroom Management here.
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Post placement dec 4
Historical Thinking – Cause and Consequence, Primary Sources
Here is the Assignment and Rubric for the final project in PED 3183.
Each student is expected to complete this task on his/her own. You may submit this project on EITHER December 11 or December 18th. I would prefer print, not digital copies.
Final Unit Project 2013
Unit of Study Rubric 2013
This assignment allows you to create an integrated unit of study (a series of at least four successive lessons – approximately 4 hours of instruction) based on the differentiated instruction approach to History. This will also include some activities using literacy and/or numeracy strategies.
This will demonstrate your understanding of BEST PRACTICES, not “this work well with one group of students.”
For my PED3183C Class…
Digital copies of the Oral Presentation project.
Oral Presentation Assignment PED 3183
Resource Evaluation Assignment
Review of Resources Rubric
Example: Resource Review assignment
I’d rather have an armload of resources than be forced into a Socratic style of questioning pupils whilst hanging out under a tree (okay, I’d dig a tree classroom). Although a teacher can facilitate engaging discussions, helping students chew over historical information is best done with images, interactives, interesting texts, films etc. Resources can make or break lessons. Even seemingly ‘bad’ resources, if creatively applied, can be remarkable tools to capture the imagination.
This assignment will help you hone skills in identifying resources and challenge you to identify new ways to use them. We’ll practice a few examples in class.
Some of my favourite resources:
1. The Faithful Elephants
This is a great children’s story about the unintended consequences of war. Beautiful water colour images capture the haunting history of the Tokyo Zoo during Allied bombing in WW2.
2. The Big Six by Sexias and Morton
This teacher’s resource is an accessible breakdown of the major elements of the historical inquiry process. Whether an educator had been trained in History or not, this book provides clear examples and activities to study any period of time. The book focuses on “The Big Six:” historical significance, evidence, cause and consequence, continuity and change, historical perspectives, and the ethical dimensions of History. There are more great follow up activities here.
3. The Enemy: a Book about Peace
This is an amazing children’s book about the futile nature of war. This youtube clip is a fair substitution if you can’t get a copy.
This website will serve as a portal to all things PED 3183. Important links, access files, websites, ideas and concepts will all be found here.
Food for thought: