Peter Pappas is a University of Portland-based educator, writer and instructional designer exploring frontiers of teaching, jazz, Macs, film, great books, and garlic.
Pandemic project: learned to juggle.
- Mapping Inequality: Exploring Personal History in Redline Maps and the 1940 CensusHere’s how my students used historical redlining maps and the 1940 Census to make a personal connection with government policies that fostered inequality and segregated nearly every major American city. Resources, how-to and sample student projects.
- Teach with Alternative HistoriesHere’s a lesson idea and a free Google slides template that your students can use to creatively explore history.
- Making Connections – Virtual OrganizerI created – what I call a “Hexagonal Thinking Corroboration Tool.” I’m sharing it to help teachers assist students in making connections.
- Curating Historical ContentThis “Image Detective” activity guides students in finding / curating historical sources and then improving their visual literacy skills.
- Close Reading Historical DocumentsHere’s how I used Primary Source Icebreakers with Padlet to create an online activity in Close reading of historical documents
- Take a Closer Look – Close Reading Historical ImagesAfter guiding students in how to use historical archives to find public domain images, here are two activities they can use to support a close reading.