Do Dates Matter? Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking

| January 25, 2011
The National Humanities Center and the National Council for History Education are pleased to present an online professional development seminar in World History:

Do Dates Matter?  Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Seminar Leader: Deborah Smith Johnston, Ph.D. [mailto:deborah.johnston@lakesideschool.org]
Lakeside School History Department Head
Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, April 6, 2011  |  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST  | Register Online [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uehjdadab&et=1104264673091&s=826&e=001z2M4dOPg_3rNoqG8lmZkfxbRu-FAXpIn9ZHqBvOTL3qHPDFhnAOUiOEQXlth4T4UeGqIme3dZUZ_yiUCvYthCXrEDbHnObQs8_jrZVMwjThg5F6BmPkrmhyRmFWCyXwrhjjLF2gtsv8EvduDUxcvAF9jw6dw_TbkK-7izdO-Fk0=]

In  World History we struggle constantly with the balance between the big  picture concepts and the illustrative detail that makes history  engaging.  One of the AP historical thinking skills focuses on applying chronological reasoning skills to world history.  This  includes not only causation and periodization, but also thinking about  patterns of change and continuity over time.  This seminar will seek to
help teachers pace out the year, using a variety of periodization models  and timelines and to consider what level of detail students need to  know.  Content examples will be used in this workshop from both African  and Chinese history, as well as from general world history scholarship.   Participants will have the opportunity to discuss different pedagogical  approaches including advice on writing about time.

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Cost: $35.00 per person

Email Caryn Koplik,  [mailto:ckoplik@nationalhumanitiescenter.org]
Assistant Director of Education for the National Humanities Center, for special pricing.

Assigned readings will be made available prior to the seminar.  The will be provided free and online.

National Council for History Education

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The National Humanities Center and the National Council for History Education

are pleased to present an

online professional development seminar

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Do Dates Matter?  Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking

in World History

Seminar Leader:  Deborah Smith Johnston, Ph.D.

Lakeside School History Department Head

Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, April 6, 2011  |  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST  |  Register Online

In World History we struggle constantly with the balance between the big picture concepts and the illustrative detail that makes history engaging.  One of the AP historical thinking skills focuses on applying chronological reasoning skills to world history.  This includes not only causation and periodization, but also thinking about patterns of change and continuity over time.  This seminar will seek to help teachers pace out the year, using a variety of periodization models and timelines and to consider what level of detail students need to know.  Content examples will be used in this workshop from both African and Chinese history, as well as from general world history scholarship.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss different pedagogical approaches including advice on writing about time.

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Cost: $35.00 per person

Email Caryn Koplik, Assistant Director of Education for the National Humanities Center, for special pricing.

Assigned readings will be made available prior to the seminar.  The will be provided free and online.