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Thursday, February 23 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Innovations for Multiple Intelligences in Social Studies (Auditory/Visual) LIMITED

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As has been detailed by sociologist James Loewen (author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong) "Borr-r-ring" is the adjective" students most often use to describe History classes. History, however, has the potential to be the greatest story ever told, we just have to transform the way we tell that story. Our classes are composed of a variety of learners, therefore, our lessons need to reflect each of the different learning modalities present within those classes. This session will specifically explore methods for better connecting with our auditory and visual learners. In this lesson students will make artwork “come to life” using web-based software (including Soundation, Freesound, and Thinglink). Students will use audio-recording technology to “mix” a “soundtrack” to artwork from any era. Whether it is the art of the Renaissance or the Depression-era photographs of Jacob Riis, students will research the art and time period to create an interactive “touchable” image and an appropriate auditory backdrop for each artwork. This project allows students to better place themselves within the work of art itself as well as the time period it represents or the time in which it was created.  

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Matthew Giorgio

Middle School History Teacher, Greenhill School

Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
MS208 MS208

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