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Crossroads ideas for thematic teaching

Crossroads: Ideas for Thematic Teaching

Kelly McKee

Lake Forest High School

kmckee@lfschools.net


Overview of presentation
Overview of Presentation

  • Common Core

  • 10 NCSS Themes

  • China First!

  • Four “P” Themes

  • Classroom Application


Let s begin
Let’s begin….

  • One Minute Essay!



One minute essay
One Minute Essay!

  • What does Common Core mean to you and your students?

  • How has Common Core changed your teaching?



10 ncss themes
10 NCSS Themes

  • Culture

    2. Time, Continuity and Change

    3. People, Places and Environment

    4. Individual Development and Identity

    5. Individuals, Groups and Institutions


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10 NCSS Themes

  • Power, Authority and Governance

    7. Production, Distribution and Consumption

    8. Science, Technology and Society

    9. Global Connections

    10. Civic Ideals and Practices


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10 NCSS Themes

Application of NCSS Themes to the Ancient Crossroads exhibition…..

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Selecting themes
Selecting Themes

  • Everyday Life

  • Power and Glory

  • Influence and Innovation


The four p themes
The Four “P” Themes

  • Progress

  • Power

  • Population

  • Poverty


Crossroads ideas for thematic teaching

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Ming to mao
MING to MAO!

Zhu Yuanzhang – Hongwu Emperor

Mao Zedong


China first
CHINA FIRST!

MING (1368-1644)

QING (1644 – 1911)

REPUBLIC OF CHINA (1911-1949)

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

(1949-Present Day)


Ming dynasty
MING DYNASTY

Global Events?










Taiping rebellion 1850 1864
Taiping Rebellion 1850-1864

  • Emancipation of serfs in Russia

  • U.S. Civil War

  • Colonial conquest of Africa

  • Unification of Italy and Germany

  • Perry arrives in Japan

  • Meiji Restoration in Japan

  • Sepoy Mutiny in India

  • French conquest Indochina


The learning process
The Learning Process

What instructional strategies most impact student learning?

Robert J. Marzano“Classroom Instruction that Works: Research Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement”


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The Learning Process

-Question, Cues and Advance Organizers

-Identifying similarities and differences

-Summarizing and note taking

-Setting objectives and providing feedback

-Homework and Practice

-Nonlinguistic Representations

-Cooperative learning

-Generating and testing hypotheses


The learning process2
The Learning Process

Identifying similarities and differences = 45%

Summarizing and note taking = 34%

Homework and Practice = 23%

Nonlinguistic representations = 27%

Cooperative learning = 27%

Setting Objectives and providing feedback=23%

Generating and testing hypotheses = 23%

Questions, cues and advance organizers=22%






Commonplace book1
Commonplace Book

  • Thematic Application

  • Finding Common Ground…

    • PAST

    • PRESENT

    • FUTURE


Commonplace visual book
Commonplace Visual Book

  • Four ‘P’ Themes + Global Context

    • Thematic approach across regions and eras

  • Past-Present-Future

    • Indentifying similarities and differences

  • Visit to the Art Institute

    • Promoting Visual Literacy

    • Selecting objects at the museum

  • Student Voice

    • Cooperative Learning


Commonplace art talk
Commonplace Art Talk

  • Is this Common Core curriculum?


Crossroads ideas for thematic teaching

谢谢你!

kmckee@lfschools.net