Assignments on Freshwater Histories


Assignments and activities are organized by course offering. We provide a short narrative with each one to explain our pedagogical goals, hopes, and lessons learned to help educators best adapt these for their own purposes.

World History 1

Inquiry Kit, Celeste Sharpe
This project has 3 major components which take place over 2 weeks about midway through the semester: Project Pitch, Peer Feedback on Pitches, and the Final Draft.

I designed this project to help prep students for their culminating research project. It also addresses a persistent student request for models and examples to guide their learning. The inquiry kit model allows students to practice formulating the key building blocks of an historic research project: guiding questions, finding credible sources, citing those sources appropriately, and describing how those sources relate to the research questions.

Examples of student work

World History 2

Minnesota History