Category: Classroom Teaching, Critical Exploration, Investigations

Creating Responsive Curriculum

Much curriculum tends to be static: It prescribes what students should notice and what they should think. How can educators create curriculum that changes as students and teachers engage it — curriculum that engages students and all their varied observations and ideas? …

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Category: Classroom Teaching, Critical Exploration, Investigations

Strategies for Ancient (and Other) History Explorations (Part II)

(Creating Reconstructions) The primary texts of ancient history, even in translation, can be difficult for students to read and comprehend. When writing styles, vocabularies, or cultural references have changed, primary documents only a few centuries or decades old can seem almost as inaccessible. How can we help students make sense of these sources? …

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Category: Classroom Teaching, Critical Exploration, Investigations

Strategies for Ancient (and Other) History Explorations (Part I)

(Developing Characters) Here at Critical Explorers, we’ve temporarily paused work on publishing to the website the remaining sections of the Slavery and Reconstruction resources in order to take advantage of an opportunity further to develop our soon-to-be-published Ancient Greece investigation. …

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