Integrating Theory and Practice
Humanities Hub equips teachers with skills to embed authentic engagement and real-world experience into their curriculum.
Open to all high school Humanities teachers, this professional development opportunity is designed to expand the model of Real World History to more contexts and students. Each Humanities Hub cohort explores how Real World History teaches students the skills of an historian by pairing academic coursework with internship experience at a DC historical site. Participants will observe and facilitate Real World History classes before building upon this model of experiential learning and authentic engagement in their practice. Humanities Hub participants also receive extensive support as they develop and incorporate new curriculum, including classroom mentoring, regular professional development workshops, and access to a cohort of like-minded professionals.
Different things we do in class–like having a video chat with authors of books–help us get to know that background of a topic. Mr. Hunt has us talk to kids in the class we don’t usually talk to, so we are better prepared and we know each other.