January 23, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dana Sheridan, Ph.D. and M.Ed., Cotsen Children’s Library
Do you lament the lack of primary sources in your curriculum, or wonder how you can possibly bring a particular historical subject to life? Does the task of teaching World History feel like a steep climb up a long, unforgiving hill? Take heart! In our Time Travel 101 seminar, teachers will hop through history with Dr. Sheridan as she introduces a number of unique classroom curriculum units that make history real, focusing on Social Studies/World History curriculum standards for grades 5-12. Each unit is accompanied by digitized, downloadable, and printable versions of special collections from Princeton University’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) for you to adapt to your classroom needs. We’ll take a trip to RBSC to view a number of the rare artifacts and introduce RBSC’s new lending library of bona fide special collections, available to you, free, for use with your students. The lending library will allow you to bring history to life with actual artifacts in your classroom!