The program opens with reading from In the Fields and the Trenches, a CBC/NCSS "Notable" Social Studies Trade Book for 2017, a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council.
Based on teacher input, the presenter will share her knowledge of several young people profiled in her book. Depending on teacher preferences, the presenter will answer questions throughout the program or reserve time at the end for Q&A. Throughout the program, the presenter will reference her source material and how she researched and wrote each person she discusses.
*The participant will discover how international affairs impact the lives of ordinary young people.
*The participant will compare and contrast his/her life experience with lives of young people 100 years ago.
*The participant will learn how primary sources both authenticate and enhance writing of history and bring narrative nonfiction to life.
*The participant will develop an appreciation for multiple research methods.
*The participant will realize that effective composition is never a "one and done" draft but demands the hard yet rewarding work of revision and rewrites.
U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930) , World History/ The 20th Century.
English/Reading for Perspective , English/ Reading for Understanding , English/Communication Skills, English/ Applying Knowledge, English/ Developing Research Skills, English/ Multicultural Understanding, English/Participating in Society.
Civics/ Other Nations and World Affairs.