Reading Buildings - Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis

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March 25, 2017 to March 31, 2017
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
History Education, Architecture and Architectural History, Social Sciences, Literature


Two Day Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 2017:   9am - 6pm (In-person)
Friday, March 31, 2017:   4pm - 6pm (Online)

Many social studies and language arts teachers are familiar with close reading strategies to develop historical thinking based on the printed word. Traditional texts though can serve as a barrier for students who struggle with reading, particularly those who have language-based learning disabilities or are non-native English speakers. In this workshop, participants will learn how to develop historical thinking skills through the analysis of buildings and their histories. We will draw upon literacy theory and practice to show how the process of historical building analysis supports students’ development of higher order thinking skills and meets CCSS standards.

Participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Online component, Friday, 3/31, 4-6pm. Final two hours of the workshop will take place online. Participants will present the ways in which they have applied/will apply the course content to their particular educational contexts. Attendance is mandatory for participants seeking CEU units.

Regular registration fee: $295
Student Rate: $265.50 (Use discount code: SAVE10CPS)


Sponsored by the Center on History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

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