HISTORY 299 - Pedagogies of History
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
With permission of department.
May be elected three times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This one-credit discussion lab focuses on the issues, questions and scholarship connected to teaching an interdisciplinary course in historical surveys of “Big History” at the pre-collegiate level. HISTORY 239 attends to the issues of representing large scale, especially interdisciplinary history for instructional purposes, encouraging students to consider how learners think about scale, about complexity, about change over time and about situating and nesting the human story within a large context. This additional lab section (which will not replace the required history discussion section for concentrators) makes a further connection across units in the University and the community. World history, in one form or another, is the fastest growing segment of the K-12 social studies curriculum. Beginning in 2008, all Michigan high schools must offer a new course in global history and geography, a course that requires teachers and students to move along and connect multiple scales of time and space. While there is a growing national and state-wide need for teachers of world history, few teachers have taken such courses, making these very important additions to the University of Michigan’s curriculum. This pedagogical lab offers undergraduates who intend to apply to the School of Education or to enroll in a certification program an opportunity to think about future use of the content they are learning. The lab enables interested students to explore history teaching as a career by considering questions involved in translating content they are learning into content others will be able to learn, and by exploring research on domain-specific learning and cognition.

Crs Requirements: Assignments include 4 reading/lecture response papers and one short-term project.

Intended Audience: Open to any student interested in looking at the pedagogical issues in teaching these kind of wide-ranging history surveys, and students enrolled in the associated survey course.

Class Format: One-hour lab/discussion format.

HISTORY 299 - Pedagogies of History
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001 (LAB)
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students must be currently enrolled in History 238.
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New and used books can be found online
ISBN: 1933782048
This fleeting world : a short history of humanity, Author: David Christian., Publisher: Berkshire Pub. 2008
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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