EDUO 9805: Saving the Past for our Future: Historic Sites

Instructor: Karianne Pulli

Course Description

The National Register of Historic Places lists sites throughout the country that have been deemed important enough to preserve. In this course teachers will visit and study local historical sites in order to bring history alive and make learning more meaningful for students at any grade level. After experiencing the unique educational programs that these historic sites provide, the teacher will determine how to bring this newly added knowledge into the classroom.

Course Objectives

Teachers will:

1. visit four sites from the Nation Register of Historic Places

2. reflect on why the sites are on the register

3. research information about the sites before visiting

4. obtain information from the visits and the research to determine if:

A. the sites are worthy of a student field trip
B. classroom lessons can be developed from the experience

5. evaluate the experience as to its relevance for an educator

Grading Rubric: Written Response Rubric

Exemplary: Met and Exceeds
Expectations A+ to A
Acceptable: Meets Expectations
B+ to B
Unacceptable: Needs Improvement.
Must be resubmitted.
Reflective, thoughtful ideas relevant to the assignment are clearly stated. Presents some relevant ideas and connections to the assignment. Few relevant ideas connected to the assignment, some ideas unclear.
Very well organized Is generally well organized Shows little organization
Reflective piece covers numerous facts and specific details of the learning experience Some facts and specific details of
the learning experience are
Few or no facts or specific details of the learning experience are included.
Free of Spelling or grammatical
Writing contains a few spelling or
grammatical errors.
Numerous spelling or grammatical errors. Writing is difficult to read.
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Instructor: Karianne Pulli