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Praise for our coursework from Sam Wineburg – Stanford History Education Group

This course will be taught virtually in Fall 2021 semester – over Zoom

This website is supervised by Peter Pappas with contributions from his undergraduate / graduate social studies methods class ~ ED 456/576A at the University of Portland’s School of Education.  Peter also teaches ED 424 ~ Computers and Educational Technology at UP.

  1. Calendar: Find classes and assignments by date here
  2. Classes: Go directly to each class (most recent first)
  3. Student posts: all student work (most recent first)
  4. Student roster: see current (and former) students with link to their portfolio
  5. Resources: Curated lists of history teaching and ed tech resources
  6. Privacy Policy – all the stuff we have to say because Europe has some serious privacy regs

We utilize a practical, hands-on, project-based approach to mastering the art and science of teaching secondary social studies. 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 Pappas, the instructor,  is a University of Portland-based educator, writer and instructional designer exploring frontiers of teaching, jazz, Macs, film, great books, and garlic. He also blogs at Copy / Paste and lurks on Twitter @edteck


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Calendar

2021 Calendar – coming soon


Archived Calendars

2020 Class date : Title | Completed work
  1. Aug 24: Getting Started | First post 20-A1
  2. Aug 31: Take a Closer Look | Looks 20-A2
  3. Sept 7: Three Keys to Student Engagement | Image Icebreakers 20-A3
  4. Sept 14: Evaluating Historical Sources | G Form lessons 20-A4
  5. Sept 21: Looking Back – Was Lincoln a Racist? | Graded Forms 20-A5
  6. Set 28: Progress and Poverty in Industrial America | Lesson Pitch 20-A6
  7. Oct 5: Lesson Idea Pitch Session | Lessons 20-A7
  8. Oct 19: Remote Teaching Demo Lessons | Videos 20-A8
  9. Oct 26: Close Reading Historical Documents | Close Reads 20-A9
  10. Nov 2: Who Gets to Vote? | Alt histories 20-A10
  11. Nov 9: Designing Inequality | Redline stories 20-A11
  12. Nov 16: Explore Place with Digital Maps | No assignment
  13. Nov 23: Exploring Digital History | No assignment
  14. Nov 30: Final Project Showcase | Final Projects 20-A12
  15. Portfolio introductions / Course reflections 20-A13

2019 Class date : Title | Completed work
  1. Aug 26: Make a History Teacher Meme | Memes 19A-1
  2. Sept 2: Curating Historical Content | Image crops 19-A2
  3. Sept 9: Historical Thinking | Google Form lessons 19A-3
  4. Sept 16: Lesson Design | Lesson ideas 19A-4
  5. Sept 23 and Sept 30: Lesson Study I Lesson reflections 19A-5
  6. Oct 7: Close Reading Historical Sources | Lesson ideas (2) 19A-6
  7. Oct 21 and Oct 28: Lesson Study (2) | Lesson reflections (2) 19A-7
  8. Nov 4: Discussion Techniques | Discussion posts 19A-8
  9. Nov 11: Teaching Social Studies with Data Viz | Data posts 19A-9
  10. Nov 18: Design, Explore and Teach with Interactive Images
  11. Nov 25: Final Project Work Day
  12. Dec 2: Final Project Showcase | Final project posts 19A-10
  13. Dec 9: Final class | Course reflection posts 19A-11

2018 Class date : Title | Completed work
  1. Aug 27:  History Teacher Meme Smackdown | Completed work A1
  2. Sept 3: Historical Thinking Skills | Completed work A2
  3. Sept 10: Virtual Class
  4. Sept 17: Crafting a Lesson
  5. Sept 24: Lesson Study 1: A3 Lessons by Nicole | Nick K | Gabe
  6. Oct 1: Lesson Study 1: A3 Lessons by  Jana |  Nick C | Jordan
    Lesson Study 1 Reflections A4
  7. Oct 8: Close Reading Historical Documents
  8. Oct 22: Lesson Study 2: A5 Lessons by Nicole  |  Nick K  |  Gabe
  9. Oct 29: Lesson Study 2: A5 Lessons by  Jana |  Nick C | Jordan
    Lesson Study 2 Reflections A6
  10. Nov 5: How to Lead a Conversation that Builds Student UnderstandingCompleted work A7
  11. Nov 12: Teaching Social Studies with Data | Completed work A8
  12. Nov 19: Teaching with Video | Completed work A9
  13. Nov 26: Design With Sway
  14. Dec 3: Course Wrap Up | Completed work A10