Welcome

This blog is supervised by Peter Pappas with contributions from his undergraduate / graduate social studies methods class ~ ED 456/533E at the University of Portland’s School of Education.

We utilize a practical, hands-on, project-based approach to mastering the art and science of teaching secondary social studies. More here. Our course goals:

  1. Learn to think like a historian (or other social scientist).
  2. Become a skillful instructional designer.
  3. Develop skills for reflection, growth and professional networking.

Peter also teaches ED 424 ~ Computers and Educational Technology at UP. When not teaching, he can be found blogging at Copy / Paste or lurking on Twitter @edteck


 

Visit our edMethods Toolkit for resources in historical thinking, primary source archives, edtech tools, Google tools, teaching strategies and more.

 


Header image: “Letters forming a teach word.” Photo by Wokandapix. Photo via Good Free Photos

Posts

DBL Reflection – From Revolution to Government

From Revolution to Government  Learning the document-based lesson “From Revolution to Government,” covering the debates leading up to the Constitution, has been both advantageous and disadvantageous to me as a teacher. As a teacher, it is valuable to be familiar with technology such as Google Slides and eBook, in case I have the opportunity to …

About

Peter Pappas, the instructor,  is a University of Portland-based educator, writer and instructional designer exploring frontiers of teaching, jazz, yoga, Macs, film, great books, and garlic.

 

He also teaches an undergrad edtech course at UP, blogs at Copy / Paste and lurks on Twitter @edteck