The Early-Modern State: history lesson
Client: Cégep du Vieux-Montréal (Montreal, Quebec)
Date: Fall 2015
- Present a synthesis of historical interpretations of a major historical development: the emergence of modern states.
- Compare the emergence of the state apparatus in two parallel contexts – the kingdoms of France and England – for a period ranging from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.
Concepts and Methods:
- Content research and writing: Compilation of historiographical sources in bibliography and mediagraphy format. Comparative study of college-level history textbooks. Creation of a glossary for relevant historical concepts. Narrative synthesis of historical sources, following the format of a history lesson in lecture teaching mode.
- Instructional planning and design: Adaptation of a content plan for a 2h30 lesson, according to the content and evaluation rules and standards established in the syllabus. Writing course notes following a content plan. Design of educational activities to incorporate into the lesson. Creation of PowerPoints, adapted and enhanced in Prezi multimedia format.
Lesson plan, with classroom activities. Teaching course content, with commented PREZI presentation. Interactive lecture delivered on November 13, 2015 at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, in front of 20 college students.
N.B. Sample materials in French only.
Seventeenth-Century Colonial America: history lesson
Client: Collège Bois de Boulogne (Montreal, Quebec)
Date: Spring 2017
- Teach the history of 17th-century English colonies of the North American Eastern seaboard to college-level students.
- Help students contextualize 17th-century lived experience and Colonial-Era proto-American cultural and institutional developments.
Concepts and Methods:
- Lesson planning : Analysis of three college-level history manuals, for relevant course content and structure. Drafting of a minuted lesson outline, including classroom breaks and group activity periods. Creation of an annotated bibliography related to lesson content. Drafting of course notes, with reference to lesson outline.
- Teaching tools : Drafting of lesson PowerPoint. Identification of audio-visual teaching aids, to integrate into lesson PowerPoint. Story examples prepared to help students situate 17th-century lived experience. Preparation of a lesson glossary handout for students.
- Classroom activity : adaptation of Business Model Canvas to the history classroom, to help students role-play “17th-century entrepreneurs” : chartered colonial companies.
- Delivery of course content to two college-level groups. Revision of lesson PowerPoint for greater clarity an concision for the second group taught.
- Exam questions pertaining to the lesson integrated into the mid-term exam. Grading of mid-term exam for both groups.
- Creation of a classroom activity prototype (see slide presentation, below): “The chartered colonial company as 17th-century startup”.