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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Tuesday, December 9 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Primary Sources - Using Close Reading Strategies to Examine the Declaration of Independence

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Why use primary sources in the classroom? Teacher preferences, educational standards, and research studies support primary source analysis as foundational to teaching history and English Language Arts. This interactive workshop provides an overview of Colonial Williamsburg’s model for close reading of nonfiction-based primary sources, focusing on one of America’s most important documents: the Declaration of Independence. Participants will examine the Declaration through a variety of media lenses. The workshop also is an introduction to the Foundation’s “Great Debate” framework, which applies core values of American democratic thought to American documents and issues.The facilitator, Lisa Heuvel Ed.D., will introduce key concepts of Colonial Williamsburg’s close readings and Great Debate models in preparation for group activities and discussions. Participants will learn how to apply these principles and strategies to other primary sources and informative texts that they use in their curricula.


Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Manager Educational PartnershipsThe Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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Lisa Heuvel

Manager, Program Development Initiatives, Education Outreach,, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Emerging education technologies, museum studies online, TPD, K-Adult history/civics education

Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am

Attendees (18)