Session of the Week: Wise Use of the Methods Course

Once a week from today through the first week in January 2011, we’ll be highlighting a “session of the week” pulled from the Program of the 125th Annual Meeting. Hundreds of sessions at the meeting cover a variety of topics and specialties. This session of the week feature is our way of calling attention to just a few of these many options. See also our roundups of sessions that may be of interest to two-year college faculty, minority historians, women historians, graduate students and early career professionals, and teachers.

This week’s featured session is AHA Session 4. Click on the paper titles for their full abstracts:

Wise Use of the Methods Course:
Teaching Historical Thinking while Preparing Future Teachers to Do the Same

Thursday, January 6, 2011: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)

Chair: Daisy Martin, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Papers: Learning by Doing: Teaching Historical Thinking Using Problem-Based Learning, the Standards, and the Community
Linda Sargent Wood, Northern Arizona University

From Student to Teacher: A Modest Proposal for Teaching U.S. History for the Secondary Classroom
Laura M. Westhoff, University of Missouri at St. Louis

Teaching History as Literate Practice: Extending History-Specific Pedagogy Through Disciplinary Literacy
Robert B. Bain, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

The Role of Historians and the Sequencing the Teaching and Learning of Historical Thinking in Teacher Preparation
Tim Keirn, California State University at Long Beach

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