Making History “Real” Concrete: Capturing the Abstract

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Making History “Real” Concrete: Capturing the Abstract

Bruce J. Miller, Landmark School, Manchester, MA

History can be abstract for many students, but especially so for students with language-based learning disabilities or for anyone struggling with language. Examine structured vocabulary exercises, visuals, templates and multisensory activities, which ground the theoretical into reality. Explore concrete language-based activities that allow students to access difficult historical content and abstract concepts.

Target Audience: Elementary School, Middle School, Teacher Training/Certification

Strand Identification: World History, Multidisciplinary

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