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Thursday, February 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Students as Historians: Currency as a Primary Source FILLING

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Students will gain an introduction to World War II in Europe by analyzing primary source banknotes called “short snorters” to learn about the geographic expanse of World War II and appreciate the personal experiences of those it affected.  They will map the locations represented by each of the currencies to understand the geographic scope of the war.  Students will be coached through the process of thinking like a historian to analyze the visual details on the bills in order to develop a hypothesis about the origin and function of the artifact.  Students will examine other primary source materials such as WWII era advertisements and cartoons to corroborate their findings.  At the conclusion of the lesson, students will compose a short summary of their discoveries to document their findings for the historical record.

At the end of the session, teachers will examine, discuss and develop ways that other primary source objects can be brought into the classroom for interpretation.  We will discuss ways to scaffold the experience so that students are developing critical thinking skills alongside learning historical content.

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Kathy Carroll

World History Teacher, Social Studies Vertical Team Leader, St. John's Episcopal School



Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
MS208 MS208

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