Calendar > Calendar 2004 - 2005 > Grade 5 > November 18, 2004

8:30 - 8:45

Coffee and pastries

8:45 ? 9:00 Announcements
8:45 ? 9:00

Speaker: Caroline Cox, Department of History
University of the Pacific

?Pocahontas in Perspective?
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10:30 -10:45 Break
10:45 ? 12:00 ?What does it mean to use biography in your classrooms?? Discussing approaches, ideas, issues, questions, and concerns from bluebooks and survey on teaching with biography. presentation_slides.pdf
12:00 ? 1:00 Lunch (provided by project)
1:00 ? 2:15

Speaker: Daisy Martin, Stanford University Daisy Martin a former high school history and civics teacher, is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University's School of Education.

?Historical Significance and Historical Thinking"
2:15 ? 3:00 Historical Significance and Student Knowledge ? Working with the names and criteria students included in their list and explanation of very important people in American history.
3:00 ? 3:30 Evaluation

Stearns, Peter, Peter Seixas, and Sam Wineburg, Knowing, Teaching & Learning History: National and International Perspectives, ed. New York: New York University Press.
Contains a variety of articles, with sections on the teaching and learning of history link to

Wineburg, S. (2001). Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts. Philadelphia, Temple University Press.
Chapters 3 & 4 both paint nice pictures of thinking and reading historically.
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Holt, Tom. ((1995). Thinking Historically: Narrative, Imagination, and Understanding. New YOrk: College Entrance Examination Board.
An easy to read account of teaching Reconstruction to college students that can be useful for teachers at all grade levels.
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Bransford, John, Ann Brown, And Rodney Cocking, eds. 1999. How People Learn Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
available at
See chapter 7 for examples of history teaching. Other chapters also address questions and raise considerations regarding how people learn in an accessible way.