Author and teacher Eric Gondree will conduct a discussion and teaching activity on June 12th at Imaike Library Club.
The discussion will demonstrate how historical education can be used to make lessons more accessible and interesting. A key concept in this discussion is ‘Historical Thinking,’ a term encompassing various methods of analyzing and interpreting historical evidence. Several activities will illustrate how evaluating the past can intersect with English education. But you don’t have to be a teacher or a history buff to participate in this event. Anyone who is interested in thinking, reading and learning is welcome to attend.
Eric is the author of Journey to America Today, a textbook for English learners which focuses on teaching language through the unfolding narrative of U.S. history and culture through time. The themes of the book are continuity, change and conflict from prehistoric eras until the start of the 21st century. Any interested readers will have a chance to see copies of the textbook as part of the event.
Space is limited to 10 seats per session. Please RSVP early to ensure your seat. Multiple sessions may be created based on demand. This event is open to library members and non-members alike, so feel free to send the sign-up link to anyone you think would be interested.
Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/GzvHPbVGKnHpyyAE6
This is an English-speaking event, but we do encourage English learners of any level to participate. It will be a good opportunity to discuss ESL/EFL, L2 language learning, and history in an open and friendly environment.
The event is free of charge, but donations of ¥500 will be accepted for the upkeep and maintenance of the library. Free coffee will be provided.