Using Skype in the Middle and High School Classroom to Learn with Primary Sources

Monday 8:30 Room B-2

Presenters: Andrew Majewski, Polly Hubbard, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
A well rounded history education includes learning from non-text primary sources. Use technology you already have in your classroom, a computer and internet connection, to engage live with experts and artifacts like Mesopotamian monuments and Sitting Bull’s war club. Learn about museums that share specialists and objects in real-time discussions with students without leaving your classroom. Virtual visits to examine primary sources save money and time compared to an out of school field trip. Learn tips for sucessful skype trips and observe one.

Target Audience

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Administrators

Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Technology