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Tutorials

Click HERE to  find ideas on how to use a variety of primary sources, from the built environment to music. The link is to another HTI professional devlepment partnership, Back to History.

 

KWL Guides—what do I know, what do I want to know, what have I learned—offer a straightforward way to engage students in historical investigation and source analysis. Click HERE to learn how to use KWL Guides with primary sources.

 
 
SCIM—Summarizing, Contextualizing, Inferring, and Monitoring—is a standardized technique for analyzing primary sources and conducting historical inquiry. You can read about it and watch a video tutorial HERE.
 

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ORDER YOUR TRANSCRIPT

For your participation in Connecting to the Past, you have earned Three Graduate Non-Degree Credit Semester Hours from the Ohio State University.

For an official record of those hours, you may request a transcript from Ohio State. Those credits will be posted after August 20, 2012.

To get a transcript, you must order it on-line.

Note: Only YOU can order a transcript. Entities that cannot order your transcript include: The History Teaching Institute, Tri-County Educational Service Center, the Ohio Historical Society, and the Connecting to the Past program

Before ordering a transcript, please read the Overview and proceed through the tabs, "Payment" "Authorization" and "Pricing." To order transcript, you will click on the "Start My Order" button on the upper right of the screen accessed at the link above. Note that your credit is being assigned in the Summer Semester 2012.

DOCUMENT-BASED WHOLE-CLASS DISCUSSION

Document-based whole-class discussion is a classroom activity where students engage in the interpretation and reconciliation of multiple historical documents. Rather than a heated debate, the classroom dynamic resembles a deliberative seminar, where the teacher plays an active role in facilitating student participation.

You can download a detailed description, with handouts. Another teaching resource from your friends at teachinghistory.org

The APRIL NEWSLETTER is now availible! Click the link at left to Learn about:

The Connecting to the Past Quilt

Remember making a history-themed quilt square at the Orientation? Molly has put them all together and taken a picture.

Following the links:

on our eHistory site

ORIGINS: Current Events in Historical Perspective

Origins.osu.edu

Our April Issue:

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The Question of Refugees: Past and Present (by Peter Gatrell)