[slides] Decoding and Applying Common Core for Public Historians: Close Reading 19th Century Sources, with Mark Gardner

In this session, Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society archivist and American History teacher Mark Gardner (@HistoryGardner) will walk everyone through several hands-on exercises designed to familiarize the museum and historical society folks with the vernacular of the Common Core, in particular close reading, lenses, and response to informational text. Using primary source materials not too different than what many public history institutions already have in great abundance, we will learn how “speak the language” and better understand how we can connect to what high school teachers and students are doing in the classrooms.  Mark K. Gardner is the archivist at the Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society (headquartered at the Paine House Museum in Coventry RI) and serves on the board of directors at the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society in Kingston, RI. He also teaches US History and AP US Government and Politics and is state co-coordinator forRhode Island Model Legislature.

Presenter: Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society archivist and American History teacher Mark Gardner (@HistoryGardner)

 

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