Teaching Reading Sources: Strategies for Teaching In-Depth Document Analysis

AHA Session 58
Friday, January 8, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom C (Hilton Atlanta, Second Floor)
Allison Thurber, College Board
Teaching Students to Debunk the Assumed Authority of Quantitative Sources
James Sabathne, Hononegah Community High School
Image-Driven Scholarship and the Study of Japanís Meiji Era
Erik Reed Vincent, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Teaching Strategies for Secondary Source Analysis
Aaron Marcarelli, Oaks Christian School

Session Abstract

This session will discuss several strategies for helping students critically read  wide variety of different type of historical sources-text-based, visual and quantitative.  Each presenter is a master AP History teacher, representing U.S., European, and world history fields, and will model effective strategies to help students analyze historical sources—both primary and secondary—with a focus on deciphering historical context, purpose, audience, and author’s point-of-view. Participants will discuss how to apply the strategies in diverse teaching environments whether secondary or post-secondary.  Furthermore, the participants will discuss how these source analysis strategies can lead to student success on the redesigned AP History exams or in other classroom assessments.

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