Citing Evidence on Cold War Perspectives for High School Students

Friday, January 2, 2015: 3:30 PM
Sutton North (New York Hilton)
Shelley Brooks, University of California, Davis
The audience members will participate in several activities from the high school lesson that guides students through reading and analyzing Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech and Stalin’s response to writing on the historical investigation question: According to Churchill and Stalin, who caused the Cold War?  The lesson has a number of literacy activities to help students unpack these complex texts and grasp the innuendo and implications behind the speakers’ words.  After reading and discussing the texts, the audience members will engage in the paraphrasing activity and then experiment with the evidence chart, which guides these older students to analyzing the evidence at a deeper level.  Finally, the audience will discuss the uses of the writing frame, which gives students models for properly introducing direct and indirect quotations, and the applicability of these strategies to their own classrooms.
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