January 4, 2014 Location: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, Wilson Room A & B
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Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, Wilson Room A & B

The workshop, part of the American Historical Association’s 128th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, will feature sessions on the latest scholarship in Atlantic history, on connecting primary sources in the classroom, and on teaching applications for ChronoZoom, the new Microsoft Research web-based timeline tool.

9:00–9:15 a.m.

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We partnered with 25 schools in the Archdiocese of New York to pilot Gilder Lehrman’s Teaching Literacy through History program. Teachers reported greatly improved instruction and increased student reading and writing skills. 

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Archdiocese of New York Impact Statement, 2012–2013

Overview

Gilder Lehrman’s Teaching Literacy through History is a new teacher professional development program that integrates history and literacy under the Common Core State Standards to improve critical thinking, close reading, and analytical writing skills in students.

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Learn and practice Gilder Lehrman’s classroom-tested strategies and teaching methods on the use of primary source documents and historical texts to develop students’ core literacy skills. 

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Teaching Literacy through History and Common Core
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The End of the Vietnam War: Conscience, Resistance, and Reconciliation

by Ron Nash
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Unit Objective

This unit is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core State Standards–based units. These units were developed to enable students to understand, summarize, and analyze original texts of historical significance. Through this step-by-step process, students will acquire the skills to analyze any primary or secondary source material.

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