George Lucas Educational Foundation

Heather Pang

8th Grade History Teacher

I teach 8th grade US history at Castilleja School, an all girls 6-12 school in Palo Alto, CA. I am interested in technology, making, and life long learning. I teach at the school where I went to high school, and I have sent my children to the same progressive K-8 school I attended, Peninsula School in Menlo Park.

Over the past few years I have incorporated more hands-on, maker projects into my classroom. I have always felt that the more students do themselves, the more they learn. I started with digital projects, and since we have had a FabLab at school I have expanded the projects to include models both big and small.

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    Making (in) History: Learning by Reinvention

    By incorporating making into the history curriculum, teachers can help students recognize that everything has history, and creatively engage them in reinventing that history.