Making Contextualization Accessible

Anne Koschmider Teacher
Cadillac, MI
Contextualization is a rigorous, complex historical thinking process. However, with the right pedagogical approach, it is absolutely doable for students. In this video, Anne Koschmider will outline some student-friendly introduction activities to make the skill feel accessible, along with methods for sustainable practice throughout the school year. These activities will help students learn to see connections between historical events, develop cohesive historical narratives, and avoid the perils of presentism.
Anne Koschmider has been teaching in northern Michigan for 17 years. She currently instructs World History and Geography, AP World History, and AP Psychology and has been teaching with OER Project materials for three years. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys reading and making the most of Michigan summers with her family and exuberant Labrador puppy.
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