Title: Hands-On History: Putting Primary Sources in Students' Hands
Presenter: Kenneth Hoffman
Having trouble engaging students in your history lessons? Getting droopy, glazed eyes as responses? Join Kenneth Hoffman, Director of Education for The National WWII Museum, as this webinar explores bringing history to life!
Museums are great repositories of primary sources! Join in this 60 minute Spotlight session to explore some the of resources available at The National WWII Museum. Kenneth Hoffman will share creative ways to bring primary sources into daily lessons, and he will explore practical strategies that encourage analytical thinking. In addition, Kenneth will share strategies with middle and high school teachers that make students active participants in interpreting history and create excitement in the classroom. Make your history lessons come alive!
Kenneth has been The National WWII Museum's Director of Education for the past 12 years, and he initiated the museum's distance learning program four years ago in an attempt to extend the museum's reach to students everywhere. Keeping in mind education's need for cost effective and engaging resources, the museum continues to embrace technology in its quest to share the impact of history. Kenneth recently started offering teacher training webinars to extend the museum's services and information to educators.
Kenneth has worked in the area of museum education for 15 years, and he has a Master of Arts degree in history from Tulane University, and is a 1999 graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administrators.
This webinar is recommended for Middle and High School social studies teachers, but all are welcome as you integrate cross curricular strategies into your classroom. Come join Kenneth as he offers pointers and tips for engaging your students in your history class.