Turning the “Dreaded” History Project into a Primary Source Adventure

nerc46-presbannerWednesday, Executive, 1:00–2:00

Turning the “Dreaded” History Project into a Primary Source Adventure

Kathleen Barker and Gavin Kleespies, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA and Kerin Shea and Robert Jones, Massachusetts History Day

Are you a teacher who’s tired of grading the same old history papers year after year? This hands-on program provides you with resources, tips, and tricks for engaging your students through the creation of amazing history projects! We delve into primary sources to uncover the nineteenth century global adventures of Massachusetts men and women, and model different ways of presenting historical information through papers, websites, exhibitions, documentaries, and performances.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School

Strand Identification: U.S. History