This five-day online workshop will deepen teacher skills with integrating social studies, language arts, and inquiry in remote and in-person learning using History’s Mysteries: Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms, the free, easy-to-use inquiry curriculum units created by teachers Kelley Brown and Laurie Risler. Each grade-level unit (with click-and-play options for in-person, hybrid and remote learning) invites students to investigate a mystery grounded in the 2018 Massachusetts History & Social Science Framework. Units align closely to content and literacy standards across the U.S. Teachers in all 50 states are teaching with History’s Mysteries!
Educators will practice adapting the teacher-friendly click-and-play History's Mysteries curriculum, with editable slides and materials, to meet the needs of their students and teaching formats. Teachers will be introduced to core principles behind Brown and Risler’s selection of materials and presentation approach for the History’s Mysteries curriculum. Participants will receive coaching on extending the History’s Mysteries approach to other content, integrating picture books and other elements of the ELA curriculum into engaging, inquiry skill building activities. Participants will be prepared to support peers in their school and district.
[HYPERLINK FOR HISTORY'S MYSTERIES ABOVE: http://www.emergingamerica.org/programs/historys-mysteries]
Educators will have a choice between customizing one unit for classroom use addressing their unique classroom needs and creating a new History’s Mysteries-style lesson on a vital topic.