Event Title

Engaging in History Through Debate: Improving Student Engagement and Citizenship Skill Development

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

11-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2014 7:00 PM

Description

Teachers in the high school history classroom often employ traditional methods of teaching that fail to engage students in meaningful thinking or engagement in the material. Through incorporating debate in the history classroom, teachers have found that student engagement improves and that students develop the skills to be effective citizens in a democracy. In this qualitative self-study of student teaching, I inquired how to effectively incorporate debates into the history classroom and how to focus on student engagement and citizenship skills. Based upon lesson plans, field notes and videos from student teaching, I found that debates improved student engagement and provided opportunities for students to build citizenship skills.

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Engaging in History Through Debate: Improving Student Engagement and Citizenship Skill Development

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Teachers in the high school history classroom often employ traditional methods of teaching that fail to engage students in meaningful thinking or engagement in the material. Through incorporating debate in the history classroom, teachers have found that student engagement improves and that students develop the skills to be effective citizens in a democracy. In this qualitative self-study of student teaching, I inquired how to effectively incorporate debates into the history classroom and how to focus on student engagement and citizenship skills. Based upon lesson plans, field notes and videos from student teaching, I found that debates improved student engagement and provided opportunities for students to build citizenship skills.