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Document Based Questions: Why they are valuable to the Social Studies classroom

One of the charges often cited against History teachers is that students find the class boring. In fact, many students often think of history as rote memorization of facts, people, dates, and events, which they read from their textbook. 834 more words


Cases Argued Before the High Court of the Admiralty

This multi-volume work – Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Admiralty – covers the years from 1798 to 1847. Each volume presents the names of the cases reported as well as cases cited (in fact, some volumes have the same case falling into both categories) along with the text of each case itself.  29 more words

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The Tim Burton Gallery

The Official Tim Burton Website. (n.d.). Retrieved June 27, 2015, from http://www.timburton.com/

The Official Tim Burton Website

The official website of Tim Burton leads to an online gallery of Tim Burton’s original artwork. 355 more words

Tim Burton

"Tim doesn’t do love letters. He does love pictures." - Helena Bonham Carter

“To be absolutely honest, Tim didn’t really speak much when we first met on ‘Planet of the Apes.’ I said that there should be an orphanage set up for the abandoned sentences of Tim Burton.

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Making Learning Interactive, Part 2. New e-books from the Library of Congress

Exciting news!  The Library of Congress has released 3 new Student Discovery Sets. The titles and topics are:

  • Japanese American Internment
  • Political Cartoons and The American Debate…
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Module 4: Are You Sure? Looking at Primary Sources

This week, we’ll discuss the importance of using primary sources when finding information. What is there to know about primary sources? Well, lots! A primary source is merely the original evidence of what you are looking at. 440 more words

Sources in Rural Women's History, Part I: Letters from the Edge: Life on the Rural Margins of Industrial New England

Earlier this month, in honor of the upcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Joan M. Jensen’s publication of her landmark collection of primary documents, With These Hands:  Women Working on the Land… 1,495 more words