The Vocabulary of Chronology
Webinar: The Vocabulary of Chronology
In teaching history, civics, and other social sciences we use words such as generation, decennial, A D, B C, BCE,CE, and others. I find that many college students don't know the meaning of these words. In the Common Core we help students master non fictional literature. Without rehearsal of the vocabulary of the field current middle school and high school students will be like my college students - unable to penetrate many texts. I have students read the first paragraph of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. "Four score and seven years ago..." Not one student in all my classes knows what Lincoln is talking about. What is a score? Some think it has something to do with bowling. It's time to teach vocabulary.
Instructor: John Poster, Ph. D., M.A.T. is the former dean of the School of Education and current professor of Education and Public Administration at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He worked at various grade levels in both public and private institutions for over 40 years. He is the past president and chair of the Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and currently service on the Michigan Department of Education Committee of Scholars.
Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members
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