Teaching History with Museum Resources: A Hybrid Learning How-To

11/12/2020 - 2:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Professional Development, Social Studies

District/Organization: edWeb

November 19, 2020 marks the 157th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park. This webinar is presented by the Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, located in historic Schmucker Hall, which stood witness to the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Museum’s Executive Director, Peter Miele, a former high school history educator and now a sought-after history lecturer, along with the library chair of the Cumberland Valley School District, will share ideas and approaches for using museum-based resources to enrich and expand history explorations and understanding. They’ll use examples of the free multimedia learning resources created by the Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center to illustrate the use of primary sources, museum artifacts and contextual information in creating remote, hybrid and onsite learning experiences for students. They’ll cover strategies for integrating museum resources into student research and independent learning projects and activities. Participants will receive free access to the museum’s growing portfolio of digital resources.

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.