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Evaluating Primary and Secondary Sources

Let’s start with the easiest definition of primary vs secondary sources.  Primary sources are sources from where or when an event happened, or from a person who was involved in or witnessed an event.   423 more words


(Re)Imagining Literacies for History Classrooms

As most teachers and parents know from their own experiences, lIteracy extends far beyond just the english and language arts classroom.  Today I looked at a portion of a book by Roni Jo Draper that walks through literacy in each of the “traditional” content areas (Check out the book on Amazon… 506 more words


24 great places to find primary sources

It’s always a difficult task. If we’re going to have kids think historically and to solve problems, you’re gonna need two things. Engaging and authentic problems to solve. 344 more words


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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