James Percoco, award-winning author and educator, will present a free public seminar that explores active approaches to teaching history on Wednesday, July 15, at
The event, which is part of Cowles Library’s summer course “Making Presidential History Come Alive,” will be held in two sessions in Cowles Library,
The morning session, 9:30 a.m.-noon, will focus on Abraham Lincoln and John Adams as classroom content.
The afternoon session, 1:30-3 p.m., will investigate active approaches to teaching history.
While the seminar is designed for middle and high school teachers, participants also will explore the possibilities of adapting secondary methods to the college environment – specifically in online and hybrid courses.
Percoco teaches history at
Through Applied History, high school students have contributed more than 20,000 hours to historic sites, museums and history agencies throughout
Percoco is the recipient of numerous education awards, including the first USA Today All-USA Teacher Team award in 1998, and the author of three books.