We all know about how our students need various ways to get engaged and I will share some of my strategies, including audio-visual materials I use, collaborative assignments, web assignments, and the like.
Given the nature of these courses as History Courses we also need to introduce the students to working with and analyzing primary sources in a meaningful way . I will share my approach on this aspect of the survey course as well as I weave that directly into the course. Part of the success of this course is also related to collaboration with other staff, such as the library for an Information Literacy session. I will briefly explain how I work with the skillful librarians in preparing the students for a written primary source assignment.
I plan to share my resources with participants in the workshop and hope for an engaging exchange of other methods, strategies, and ideas we may discuss in this session.