Reading History

I’m doing a presentation at the Illinois Council for Social Studies conference today with a history teacher from my former high school.  We’re presenting on using social networking and books to get student excited about history.  We’ll share the project we created last year using Shelfari and a wide assortment of historical fiction and nonfiction books.  Our goal was to get the kids to see history and reading in a new light and to get them talking about books – and it worked!  So many new things grew out of this project; many used it as a lead-in to their final research project.

Reading History

We’ve created a small wiki to share our lesson plans and materials with conference participants. Please feel free to use any of the documents we have posted and adapt them to your own needs if you’d like to try the project in your school.

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