In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.
These interactive workshops will provide educators with practical resources and strategies to meet the California Common Core State Standards to foster disciplinary exploration of content, close reading of informational text, critical analysis of challenging complex text, and critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills. A range of content and themes will be explored, relevant to student interests in History-Social Studies and English classrooms in grades 7-12.
Close Reading, Speaking & Listening on March 13, 2018 focuses on integrating the California Common Core State Standards for Reading, Speaking, and Listening into the curriculum in meaningful ways.
Writing Strategies on March 14, 2018 will focus on building informative, explanatory, and argumentative writing skills needed to address compelling issues in today's world.
In this workshop, you will discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce critical thinking in examining historical events and literary tracts.
After the workshop, you will become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.
For more information and to register, click here.