After a fall hiatus, I'm back and I have some updates for you! I finally finished my "Creating Your Own Thematic History Curriculum" deck - presentation version, titled as "Not Your Typical History Class: A Thematic Approach to Teaching History." The in-depth deck will arrive in 2020. This will be a busy winter break. I will be sharing the presentation version with you in the coming week! Stay tuned!
Also, I'll be presenting on thematic teaching for the first time this weekend at CTA (California Teachers Association) New Educator Weekend South in San Diego. My session will also be recorded. I'll provide the link once I'm hear it's live. Looking forward to the presenting what I've learned to others and get feedback!
I get a few messages a month from people who saw my guest post on The Civic Educator, asking about my curriculum and my experience with it. I have also reposted it on the site here. Here's some updates on my progress a year later in 2019.
I have loved history ever since I was a kid.
I just want to be clear that my goal is not to make my students fall in love with history. As I matured, I’ve realized that everybody has different interests, strengths and weaknesses. Rather my purpose is to help students understand the importance of history.
*This post was originally a response to a post from The Civic Educator*
Brian at The Civic Educator posted in this Facebook group I moderate, asking about our thoughts on testing in civics education (and to me, the social sciences & history by extension). This is something I feel very strongly about so I decided to share my response on that post here.
I'm Jayson, a high school social science teacher with a strong passion for social justice and public education issues.