As a teacher, you’ve likely heard of it. But how exactly do you make it happen with your students?
Look back at your own school days. You don’t remember someone lecturing about some treaty. You remember being in the school play or playing a sport. You remember an exciting field trip. You remember the things you did, even many, many years later.
The things you hear slip away; the things you do stay with you.
Picture an art class. Students are on a potter’s wheel. Students are firing up a kiln. Students are painting water colors and oil canvases. They are sculpting and glazing. Students are doing art. That’s what history classes should be like too; students doing history.
Lesson plans from The History Doctor make students active players with voices and a stake in their own learning. Students will have experiences in the vital dramas of our national story. Students will assume the identities of important people and then speaking convincingly as that person in a specific context. Students will build skills of public oratory, argument and refutation; they will learn to speak and write convincingly.
I’m so sure you’ll like them, I’m offering you the first one free for your use in your classroom. Every plan you get also comes with–should you need it–my own personal support, via email, phone or Skype session.
All lesson plans that you’ll get from The History Doctor follow the core principle I’ve described. You will get an outstanding blueprint of an interactive and engaging learning activity, debate or project, one that your students will retain forever.
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