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Sunday, November 13, 2005

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Best Practices: Workshops from Demonstration Sites

Monday, June 19

2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

“Getting to story: investigation as the basis of good writing” Jeff Gruber, Montana Heritage Project Site Director (Read these essays by Jeff’s students: “Songs of Hope” by Rachel Reckin and “Senator John Geiger: A Cold Front” by Amanda Shotzberger.)

“An Expedition to the 1930s: What you need to know and what you’ll want to take” by Mary Sullivan and Nancy Widdicombe, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Directors

“Pointers, pitfalls, and payoffs: picking great topics for community research--and making any topic great” by Nancy Heggen, Montana Heritage Project Demonstration Site Director

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

“Point of entry: using family heirlooms to connect students with the big questions in literature and history” by Renee Rasmussen, Montana Heritage Project Site Director

“How to get your kids to write like Studs Terkel: unleashing creativity through family and community history research” by Christa Umphrey, Montana Heritage Project Mentor (Read this essay by Christa’s student: “My Oma” by Britney Maddox.)

“Gifts of scholarship: real work your students can do for your community--with an emphasis on non-narrative modes of analysis” by Sarah Zook, Montana Heritage Project Site Director

Tuesday, June 20

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS– Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

Finding the national in the local: American history through the lense of local history” by Josh Clixby, Montana Heritage Project Site Director

“Engagement and enchantment—motivating students by doing important work” by Dorothea Susag, Montana Heritage Project Mentor

“This storied place: ‘connecting’ as a step in the writing process” by Darlene Beck, Montana Heritage Project Site Director

2:15 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Best Practices, Montana Heritage Project Teachers

“Students as leaders of community forums—updating the Montana Study Model” by Tom Thackeray, Tim Schaff, and Dale Alger with students from Roundup High School. Additional insights from Montana Study Projects at Libby High School (Jeff Gruber) and Chester High School (Renee Rasmussen)

“Keeping it real: using family history to teach authentic research and writing” by Phil Leonard, Montana Heritage Project Site Director

“Exploring other cultures: a case study of the Hutterite Project” by Nancy Widdicombe, Montana Heritage Project Site Director

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