Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Sciences: Crafting Historical Arguments

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For middle and high school teachers, this workshop presents strategies for improving students’ writing skills in history and the social sciences, focusing specifically on prewriting and structuring an argument. You will identify where students face the greatest writing challenges and learn how to help them develop the writing skills necessary for college-level work.

Length: 1 day

Learning Outcomes

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges students face in developing and presenting historical arguments.
  • Help students use “prewriting” to develop historical arguments.
  • Use strategies to help students write essays that clearly evaluate evidence and present historical arguments.