Partnerships & Shifting Practice

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We’ve observed how effectively Inspired Teaching’s teachers engage students in the learning process, stimulating inquiry and imagination. Kids love learning in this setting; it’s a great dropout prevention!

— Diana Davis Spencer, President of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
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Program Highlights

Explore highlights from Real World History, since school year 2014-2015:

national-monument-reflecting-poolHistory’s no longer a thing of the past – Learn from course creator and instructor, Inspired Teaching’s Cosby Hunt, about Real World History, a course ten years in the making.

phillips-rwh-eventReal World History students explore the Great Migration – Real World History students hosted an event to learn more about the Great Migration from Washingtonians who personally experienced it. Held at the Phillips Collection, students and senior Washingtonians viewed and discussed the paintings of Jacob Lawrence, whose Migration Series depicts the mass movement of African Americans from the South to the North in the 1940’s.

rwh-maret-students-lead-seminarReal World History students lead inter-school seminar – Real World History students hosted an inter-school seminar discussion with students from public, charter, and private schools across the district to discuss the writings of Ta-Nahisi Coates.

A year later, Zawadi Carroll, a 2014-2015 student, returned to facilitate a seminar discussion for a new group of students. Read her reflection on her growth and how Real World History prepared her for college.

rwh-taskforce4Real World History students meet with DC Task Force – Real World History students had an opportunity to effect change when they met with the High School Credit Flexibility Task Force and discussed possible changes to credit recognition in DC Public Schools.

real-world-history-interview-questionInterviewing Ms. Mitchell about the Great Migration – A Real World History student describes her experience interviewing a senior Washingtonian who had moved from the South during the Great Migration, as part of the oral history project in her first semester.

real-world-history-students-eatern-high-laumniReal World History students win at History Day – At the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year, two Real World History students won first place in the group exhibit category at DC’s History Day competition; another two won second place for their group performance. Real World History students have presented and placed at History Day since the first year of the program.

britannia-essay-calling-card_lg1Many admirers… but still a widow – A Real World History student describes her independent research, conducted at Tudor Place in Washington, DC, as part of her second semester internship experience. She chose to explore how widowhood may have represented a challenge to the cult of domesticity.

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