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Monday, March 20 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Inquiry in the Civil War

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The Civil War Museum in Kenosha focuses on the social history of the Civil War through an Upper Middle West lens. With changing state standards, introduction of national best practices and the demand for a new type of program to engage and inspire every student to think like a social historian, and not to just focus on the battles, the Museum decided to refocus their middle school program called Midwest in the Civil War” to an inquiry activity. This introduction of inquiry based learning within the museum walls led to dynamic conversations, learner driven exploration, and evidence claim reasoning with artifacts and exhibits. Museum educators will explain the shift in education pedagogy to focus on the students as teachers, investigators and historians. This presentation will focus on examples to make your own field trip more dynamic, as well as an introduction to inquiry to utilize in the classroom.


Jennifer Edgiton

Curator of Education, Kenosha Public Museums

Monday March 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm

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