Tim Smyth

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United States - Pennsylvania - Willow Grove
Tim Smyth
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Comics are a gateway drug to literacy - Art Spiegelman
 
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Use comics to teach close reading, textual analysis, historiography, annotation, and source analysis. Students love this highly engaging and different type of lesson. This is a lesson to use at anytime during the school year - to have students use
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This quick lesson will allow you to engage students through pop culture as you introduce source analysis and summary. Too often, students will write down the first sentence or two that they find about a historical figure - missing the important
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Teach students to annotate and interpret primary source material.
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It is so important to place a book into its historical epoch - one influences the other. Students will use an exciting excerpt from Frankenstein and create their own story - this will then lead into a discussion on cloning, Star Wars, and the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years as a high school social studies teacher - 8 years as a department chair. I have taught AP Econ, AP Euro, World History, European History, and US History. My courses run across all educational types - gifted, inclusion, honors, AP, etc.

MY TEACHING STYLE

High expectations - especially in writing and analysis.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/how-i-use-comic-books-as-a-learning-tool-in-my-social-studies-classroom/ http://www.geekadelphia.com/tag/tim-smyth/ http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2016/05/19/ambler_gazette/news/doc573dfd68b1353407316544.txt I also present at comic cons on using comic books in education - San Diego Comic Con, Phila Comic Con, and NY Comic Con.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA History MS Reading Specialist

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