How to make "living history" lessons academically meaningful

03/3/2014 | MiddleWeb

Re-enacting historical events should be memorable as well as guided by a core skill or concept that makes it academically meaningful for students, writes middle-school social studies teacher Aaron Brock. In this blog post, Brock explains how he planned what he calls his "first truly successful 'living history' lesson," which involved pairing up students to learn about key figures from the American Revolution and conducting interviews to understand the people they are studying in the lesson.

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