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For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England


I’ve  just read For Adam’s Sake; A Family Saga in Colonial New England. It is extremely interesting, packed with detail (some juicy) and highly readable. 348 more words

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World War One posters and artwork

I’m a huge believer in the power of visuals to encourage critical thinking and to support long-term retention. As social studies teachers we need to do a better job of finding ways to integrate visuals such as art and propaganda posters into our instructor. 427 more words


#RuralEdChat Archives 8/19/2014

Topic: Making Sense of Current Events: Differentiation for the various grade levels


Class 1: Designing a Teacher

Our new semester kicks off on August 25th.

Class 1 Overview

As an ice breaker, I’ll give students an activity to design a great history teacher-  a variation of “Tool 13: Brainstorm, Group, Label” from my… 617 more words

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4 resources to help you assess historical thinking

The current buzz in the state of Kansas is the upcoming state level social studies assessment. It’s scheduled for full release during the 2015-2016 school year with a pilot release next spring. 237 more words


Tutorial: Primary and Secondary Sources

Ithaca College developed this interactive tutorial on the difference between primary and secondary sources, and how that difference can change depending on the context of how the source is being used: 37 more words


5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers

5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers:

Below is a set of excellent websites ideal for history teachers. These websites, curated by Graphite, provide a treasure trove of primary source  materials that you can draw on in your history classes. 332 more words