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Using artifacts as a bridge to the past
In this online course presented by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, teachers learn artifact analysis as an instructional tool for their classrooms. Teachers will write a lesson plan centered around artifact analysis of an object that relates to a period in history.
How do artifacts - things that humans have made, used, or altered - help us to understand similarities and differences across time and cultures? How do we teach with material objects? In this interactive course, participants will learn key principles of object analysis and material culture. Participants will develop classroom strategies for using artifacts as learning tools for history and content literacy. This three-week online study focuses on the ways that people of the past and present conceptualize, use, and value objects of all kinds. Using the resources of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the course models hands-on interpretation and analysis of artifacts through videos, course readings, digital media, and discussion forums. Participants will work individually and as a learning community to construct ready-to-use classroom resources.
The participant will:
This course takes place over three weeks. Participants are expected to complete activities and assignments, engage in discussion forums, design a lesson plan that incorporates artifact analysis, and provide feedback to other participants where relevant. Through video demonstrations, readings, discussion posts, and assignments, participants will engage in the process of artifact analysis that then allows them to examine the relationship between artifacts and their periods in history.
NORTH CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS (2009)
|Date:||Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014|
|Sponsor:||LEARN NC - CWF_ARTIFACT_0714|
|Pay Methods:||Check Credit Card|
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