So here goes round two of professional development this summer. I have been in Washington, D.C. for a workshop called Teaching with Documents and Works of Art. This professional development had been sponsored by the NCSS and has been conducted by the National Archives and Records Administration as well as the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Day one was fabulous. We looked at government issued photographs on Japanese internment. ( Not that the subject was fabulous.) We learned a lot of strategies to incorporate visuals into the classroom. Today we focused on the art side of using photographs. At one point in the day we were instructed to go out and take dome pictures of Chinatown in D.C. Tomorrow, our instructors will be tying it all together. I am looking forward to the session. Here are some of the images I took today.
I am a future empty-nester with two boys, a husband and a passion for writing, creating and teaching. I teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in Massachusetts. I am a self proclaimed history geek and proud of it! In my spare time ( Spare time, ha ha that's a joke! ) I enjoy photography, reading and hanging out with my family.