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Please consider putting

Please consider putting together a complete US History curriculum and publishing it. I have taken several courses toward a GIfted and Talented certificate and I have been disappointed about the absence of engaging curricular materials for high school American History courses, regardless of the intellectual level of the student. Our textbooks are so dry with little narrative. Your strategies are engaging to students of all levels of academic proficiency. If you can put together an engaging curriculum for US History, especially if you can coordinate it for K-12, you will produce a golden egg. It would be the best gift you could give.

Thank you so much for your

Thank you so much for your comment. I am planning to put together a number of curricular materials when I retire in five years. For now, I am teaching my seventh graders, writing books and articles, and conducting workshops.

thank you so much.. I want to

thank you so much.. I want to ask, is GIST strategy effective to improve your students participation in learning process? may I know about your students score before and after you applied this strategy? thanks so much.

And thank you for your

And thank you for your questions. GIST is a strategy to improve students pulling the main idea out a text source. However, I now make more use the Magnet Summary strategy explained in one of my teaching blogs from this year, It is very much like GIST but it goes a bit beyond it http://teachinghistory.org/nhec-blog/25424. Although I am not enamored of testing scores, this was one of the strategies we used as a faculty this year to improve the reading scores on the MAP test, and those scores did improve.

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