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Document-Based Questions: Warm and Cool Feedback

Title: Document-Based Questions: Warm and Cool Feeback

Link: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/document-based-questions-lesson-nea


This video focuses on an AP World History classroom that is learning how to write document based questions for their AP exam. 620 more words

Tip of the Week: 5 social studies text sets, reading passages, and notable tradebooks

As we ask our kids to read more fiction as well as non-fiction texts, it can sometimes be difficult finding just the right content. The good news is that there are resources online that can help. 296 more words


Ancestry - White, Black or Shades of Grey?

Let’s talk about Ancestry a bit. For many genealogists, especially amateurs like me, Ancestry is the place to create and research your family tree. Ever since the demise of Family Tree Maker, which was taken over by Ancestry and then mothballed after the trend towards online storage and sharing of family trees became apparent, Ancestry has become the premier place to create and investigate your…well, ancestry. 1,102 more words

Facts versus Interpretation and Why Historians Disagree

In popular culture, I think there’s a tendency to shrug off the study of history as the memorisation of dates and facts. This ignores a fundamental element of history: it’s open to interpretation. 1,125 more words


'A Parcel of Ribbons' by Anne M. Powers

A Parcel of Ribbons contains an extraordinary collection of letters, spanning over fifty years, together with Anne Powers’ editorial commentary. The Lee letters were preserved by Robert Cooper Lee, a child sailor who left England for Jamaica with a parcel of ribbons to sell in 1749. 435 more words

Books & Reading

Teaching from the Archives

Today’s post comes from Meredith Doviak, Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog. 

Meredith recently spoke to Dr. Jaime Cantrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The University of Mississippi… 1,630 more words

Online Research

More Maps: John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine

Back with more historic maps which may be useful for generating class discussion on how such sources illustrate perceptions and views of the British and Irish in the wider world. 235 more words

British History