Culture and Community

 

July 15th at UNC Loveland Campus at Centerra

Analyze maps, images, photographs, and other primary sources from the Library of Congress’ vast collection to discover activities that support curriculum focused on people, communities and culture for your elementary classroom.  Use literacy-based strategies as you examine early films, photos, and newspaper accounts, and learn how to incorporate primary sources into your Common Core lessons. 

Pre-requisite:  Essentials Exploration workshop.

 

 

Welcome to our TPS study of Cultures and Community.  In this workshop, we hope to show you activities which touch on intentional communities, unintentional communities, and organic communities.   In every community, the geography, the weather, the ethnicity of the settlers, and the politics of the era combined to create a unique culture.

In addition to finding alternate ways to incorporate the Library of Congress primary sources into your lessons, we also hope you find more and useful resources to help you in your teaching.

 

Agenda:

   

8:30 a.m.

Welcome/coffee

Sign in; Introductions

Overview of today’s program

In-class assignment

Strategies:  Close Reading, Analysis, Questioning

Activity:  Sort-it-out activity—Native American Culture and Community

Classroom and Computer lab

9:30

10 minute break

Strategies:  Close Reading, Analysis, compare and contrast

Activity: Mapping my spot or special place

LOC Lesson, Local History: Mapping My Spot

Computer lab and classroom

Strategies:  Close Reading of multiple texts, Analysis

Activity: Textmapping and Helen Keller letter/ Cultural exploration

Classroom

12:00-12:30 Lunch

Credit information and day’s assignment

Syllabus

Registration

Strategies:  Close Reading, Analysis, Text-dependent- hypothesis testing

Activity: The Japanese Internment and Community

Classroom

Strategies:  Close Reading, Analysis, Text-dependent-hypothesis testing

Activity: Exploring Intentional Communities

Computer lab and classroom

Take a break as needed

 Individual Work:

Everyone complete the workshop assignment.

3:30 – 4:00

Wrap up

 

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Spring 2015 Semester

Calendar of Events:

Essentials Exploration, Saturday January 17

Music: US History Through Sound and Meter,Saturday February 14