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TAH Workshop and Reading Reflection Guideline Questions

Summer Institute

  1. Write about one aspect of the workshop or readings that has affected your understanding of historical thinking skills.
  2. Write about one aspect of the workshop that has affected your understanding of how to locate, evaluate, and use primary sources.
  3. Write about three historical topics that you found to be the most interesting or enlightening this week.
  4. Write about one aspect of the workshop readings that has affected your understanding of the past.
  5. How has your thinking on these topics changed?
  6. How might what you learned from the workshops affect your teaching? Consider the historical content of your teaching as well as methods and strategies for teaching.

Film Workshops

  1. Write about one aspect of the film presentation that has affected your understanding of the past.
  2. How has your thinking on the topic changed?
  3. How might what you have learned affect your teaching of this topic?
  4. How might what you have learned affect your use of film in the classroom?

Keynote Lectures

  1. What were the central themes of this lecture?
  2. How did the lecture affect your understanding of the past?
  3. How has your thinking on these topics changed or grown?
  4. How might you incorporate the themes of this lecture with your teaching?

Book Reflections

  1. What are the goals or themes of this book?
  2. Describe the sources that the historian used to write this book. Whose voice(s) are being heard through these sources? Why do you think the historian chose to present these voices/tell this story this way?
  3. How is the story similar to or different from what is presented in the history textbook your students use? Does it change your understanding of this historical period or of historical events?

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