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Friday, September 30 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Historical Reanactments as an Assessment LIMITED

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Bringing History Alive! (In this case, one of the early explorers of North America - Samuel de Champlain - and his first "armed" encounter with the Mohawk tribe of New York).
By going "deep" with the students in their learning about a historical topic (in this case, using close reading & accountable talk methodology), students gain a *clearer* understanding of the importance and gravitas of the topic. THEN, by having the students reenact the event being studied, the students will demonstrate critical thinking as they write their own script and "walk in the shoes" of the very people that they were studying.  When the students make a video of their reenactment, the engagement level for all students is enhanced.  Finally, the video serves as a key tool for the teacher to measure the understanding of the class.

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Brian Omdahl

8th Grade US History Teacher, Grand Forks Public Schools
I am a teacher of 8th Grade US History at South Middle School, and I like to challenge myself to find new ways of making history come alive. Not always content with just using the textbook, I have found greater understanding and enjoyment in learning MORE about the people and events found in - and sometimes out of -the textbook by doing research and reading extensively outside of the classroom. I have tried to carry this passion for reading... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 216

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