February 24, 2018 –
History Alive: Capturing the “Story” behind the Facts
Make history come alive in your classroom! In an interactive workshop, learn how to entice your students away from boring Wikipedia type reports to create interesting, meaningful stories based on a wealth of primary and secondary sources. Students will develop first person narratives on the life of an historical figure of yours or their choosing. You will learn a step-by-step process, “In the Action: Four Square,” to guide your students in the art of capturing the unique stories behind “just the facts” and enliven their appreciation of Social Studies.
Literacy Alive: Using Storytelling to Enhance Language Skills
State learning standards now recognize what storytellers have always known - that oral language is essential for developing competent learners. This hands-on workshop presents projects, games and activities guaranteed to make your students eager readers, writers and speakers. You will learn through two story building processes, “Six Quick Steps to Storytelling Success” and “Telling to Write: Creating Engaging Personal Narratives.” Learn how to help your students develop and edit their stories orally, build in dialog, details, sensory and descriptive language.
Presenter Judy Sima is a nationally recognized author, teacher, school librarian, and storyteller. She has worked with elementary, middle and high school students.
Both workshops are FREE with lunch included!
Call Shawnee Town 1929 Museum to make your reservations at (913) 248-2360 by February 16, 2018
These workshops are geared towards elementary and middle school teams or individual teachers who teach Social Studies and English Language Arts. The workshops are made possible through a grant from the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and is co-sponsored by Shawnee Town 1929 Museum and the Olathe, KS School District.