Telling America’s Story: Language and Literacy for Learning Traditional American History


INTEGRATING ENGLISH LITERACY AND SECOND LANGUAGE STRATEGIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL AMERICAN HISTORY CURRICULUM


Participants’ Final Product: Upon the completion of the History Institute (10 sessions), participating teachers are expected to have developed a History Curriculum Portfolio.

Part I. Introduction

a. Participants need to choose a thought-provoking title.
b. A reflective piece 1-2 pages describing your experience as a participant in the TASELL Institute ( Including reasons for participating in the program and your own professional biography).
c. A brief description of the portfolio.


Part II. History Content

a. Reflection on History Content from Spring and Fall (1 page).
b. Examples of History Content; articles, Power-Points and documents.


Part III. ELL/ELA Content

a. Reflection on ELL/ELA pedagogy and content (1 page).
b. Examples of ELL/ELA content; scaffolding strategies, sheltered instruction and other strategies, including articles and activities.



Part IV. Teacher-Created Activities

a. Overview of lessons/activities
b. Spring Presentation
c.
*Thematic Unit
d. *A
ssigned work
e. Resources and appendices for activities

*All components to be explained in separate handouts