Lesson Name: Debating the Past
Primary Museum Pedagogy: Narrativity
Course Title and Description: A lower level history course that covers one event or theme, ie. the Civil War or Industrialization.
Lesson Overview: In this activity, students portray different people from history and debate historical ideas. This lesson involves two components, a written summary of the students’ chosen individual’s thoughts on a certain issue and a presentation, during which students debate a historical topic with one another. After the presentation, the class can decide who “won” the debate and why.