Historian in Residence
Ms. Christy
Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
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The Historian in Residence Program

Since 2001, The Historian in Residence program has been bringing in-depth history to classrooms and teachers all over Seattle in a way that involves kids' minds, bodies and hearts. During one-hour long sessions over a series of 10 days (or more or less, depending on the needs of the individual teacher), The Historian in Residence uses story-telling, inquiry, deliberation, drawing for learning and activities designed to accommodate all types of multiple intelligences, to makes social studies meaningful and personal to each student. The integration of listening, drawing, acting, speaking, discussing, writing and higher-order-thinking has made the program a success in eleven different schools and more than thirty classrooms. Teacher Professional Development is also a part of the program. The goal of the program is to foster in students a love of history that will:

Promote cultural literacy on important historical topics.
Help provide a moral compass for looking at the past, present and future,
Encourage practice in social studies skills as delineated by the WA State Grade Level Expectations,
Provide an opportunity for informed and civil discussion on relevant controversial issues.
Model multiple modes of expression and learning,
Provide topics for critical thinking and writing,
Motivate interest in reading non-fiction.
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