The Power of Thematic History Instruction

Monday 8:30 Room: Commonwealth Museum Conference Room

Presenters: Alicia Kersten, Mark Quinones, Chris Glynn – Somerville High School,
In order to better fulfill our mission of helping students become informed, effective citizens, Somerville High School has recently adopted a thematic approach to teaching World and US history. This C3/Common Core aligned approach has increased student engagement and allowed for increased development of inquiry and research skills. Participants will learn about Somerville High School’s curriculum and begin to explore ways to implement this approach in their own schools.

Target Audience:


  • Middle School
  • High School

Subject Area:

  • U.S. History
  • World History