Course: US History: Civil War to the Present
Do you want to extend your knowledge of modern U.S. History? Are you curious to identify potential hotspots and common misconceptions that might challenge students? Participate in this module to learn about ways to effectively teach this empowering and engaging content.
Objectives and Competencies
- Locate or create a summative or formative assessment.
- Identify hotspots and common misconceptions in the unit; e.g. pacing (breadth v. depth), topics that are difficult to teach; e.g. causes of the Great Depression, Cold War containment and proxy wars.
- Long term backwards plan from the assessment; e.g. year-long plans, unit plans.
- Short term backwards plan from assessments; e.g. lesson plans.
- Align instruction to Common Core or state standards.
- Incorporate regular literacy practice into instruction.
- Invest students in post-Civil war history; e.g. understanding how conflict, technological advances and civil rights movements changed society.
- Develop a culturally responsive approach to teaching this unit by addressing topics such as inequity and civil rights movements for African Americans, women, Native Americans and members of the LGBTQ community.