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Social Studies Laboratory

Social Studies course combines some traditional classroom practices with largely project-based pedagogy to facilitate a better understanding of historical concepts. The course will be more structured at first to introduce important concepts through readings and class discussion. After the first few weeks, the students will begin working in small groups on a history harvest project that will last the remainder of the semester. This course will be taught in collaboration with Dr. Kathy Oberdeck’s HIST 358 course, “History Harvest: Collaborative Public Digital History.” Uni students will practice the digitization of materials in the Uni archive before hosting their own History Harvest during the Alumni Agora Days. Finally, the students will complete a project in which they research the urban landscape that surrounds Uni high and detail how that landscape has changed over the past century.