Reading and Writing about History: Investigations into Community History, Rooker, Summer 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C34
Instructor: Sarah Rooker
Location: Norwich Historical Society, Norwich
Dates and Times:

July 9-August 15, 2019

Credits: 3 Graduate Credits


Note: Course payment is payable and due to Flow of History. Please register directly with Flow of History. Flow of History will then give you the link to Castleton's online registration form.

Course Description

The Institute offered by the Flow of History. It is a methods course designed to strengthen the history content knowledge of teachers in grades 3 through 8 and to introduce the use of cross curricular investigations. The institute will follow a C3 Inquiry Framework with workshops on developing historical questions, making thinking visible, investigating primary sources, and sharing new understandings through story. Participants reflect on classroom practice and develop an inquiry project for their students as a final assignment.

Course Goals & Objectives

Course Goals:

  1. To make connections between ELA and Social Studies using local history.
  2. To learn methods of engaging students in inquiry.
  3. To develop methods for teaching place-based history.

Required Texts

(Flow of History provides all reading materials)

Margaret Smith Crocco, “Investigating a Neighborhood: An Activity Using the C3 Framework” from Social Studies and the Young Learner (2014)

Richard Ewald, exerpts from Proud to Live Here (2003)

Amy von Heyking, “Historical Thinking in the Elementary Years: A Review of Current Research

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Wilderness Cat and The Bear that Heard Crying

David Sobel, “The Geography of Childhood,” from Mapmaking with Children (1998)

Institute Notebook

For additional course information

Sarah Rooker

(802) 299-0282

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

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