and understanding of and appreciation for traditional U.S. history. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of U.S. history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum, these programs will improve instruction and raise student achievement.
Basic Lessons for Historical Immersion:
Objects near and dear to us were not around in colonial times, and may not be around for much longer. Teach students how objects can tell about a person’s life just as much as writing. Create a time capsule with your students to be opened in fifty years and speculate which objects will still be in use.
Before diving into these lessons and their original documents, take a look at how to read colonial handwriting. It’s not as easy as you think!