Teaching History to Young Children at Home
In this video, Dr. Annie Whitlock gives parents and teachers tools and resources to engage young learners in history education at home. COVID has made the necessity for at-home support all the more apparent and Dr. Whitlock's presentation makes it both practical and easy for parents, teachers, and children to have authentic, real-world conversations about history at home, anytime.
Dr. Annie Whitlock joined the Education Department at the University of Michigan at Flint in September 2013. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education from Michigan State University in 2013. In addition to teaching courses in elementary social studies methods, student teaching and internship, and integrated curriculum, she is the co-coordinator for the Elementrary Education Program. She also teaches in the Secondary Education program and is the coordinator of the Secondary Social Studies TCP program. Her research is centered on teaching elementary social studies through civic engagement, place-based inquiry, and curriculum integration. Her scholarship has been published in Social Studies and the Young Learner, Journal of Social Studies Research, and The Social Studies, among others. Dr. Whitlock has been very active in social studies at the state level as she previously served as the President of the Michigan Council for Social Studies and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Council for the Social Studies.