What is in a Name? Literacy, History and the Research Process in the Classroom

session type: 
Featured Speakers
session date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:20pm
session description: 

This exciting workshop will use focus on the use of young adult and middle grade historical fiction as a tool for teaching research and writing among younger students.  Participants are sure to come away from this session with an expanded understanding of historical scholarship, with particular emphasis on the Ancient World and Egypt.

speaker name: 
William Meyer

As a high school history teacher for over ten years, William (Bill) Meyer) has taught almost every historic time period from the Italian Renaissance to the American Revolution. He says, “I’ve worked in urban districts from Detroit to New York City, but also in suburban schools like Scarsdale and Bronxville. However, regardless of the place or the students no topic has piqued the imagination of my classes as intensely as the study of Ancient Egypt.” As a result of both their interest and his own childhood curiosity about the mysteries of that era, he wrote the Horace j. Edwards and the Time Keepers series. In many ways the series reflects his experiences as both a kid and a teacher. Travelling around the world to places like London, Paris, and Rome, his interest and studies of the past have come to life. For Bill, whether it is teaching in the classroom or presenting to a larger audience, the past is more than just a group of facts to be memorized and timelines to be shared; it’s a window into a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. He was born in Detroit, and currently lives with his wife in New York.  Bill is sponsored by Sleeping Bear Press.

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