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American Revolution Lesson Idea - BrainPOP

This BrainPOP website is a great resource for teachers while they are teaching about the American Revolution because it includes numerous lesson plans on a variety of topics. 48 more words

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American Revolution - For Teachers and Students

This website can be a very useful tool for both teachers and students. It is split into two parts that are geared towards either teachers or students. 69 more words

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United States History Map

This website is an interactive website that allows students to learn about the geography and history of the United States. It begins with learning about the fifty states and the regions of the U.S, and then you begin learning about the Indians, Colonists, and The Nation Expanding. 63 more words

American Revolution Center

This website provides an interactive timeline of the American Revolution. It begins in 1750, and the timeline comes up through the year 2009. This website is great for students because it is engaging and interactive. 82 more words

Unite or Die Reader's Theater

This activity is based on a book called United or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation. The activity is Reader’s theater and each student plays a part in the theater. 245 more words

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Reading Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: An Allegory of Immigration Sparks Rich Discussions

In the article, author Peter Cipparone discusses the importance of integrating children’s literature into social students that allows student to extend their critical thinking. Cipparone does not believe that students should learn the history about immigration, but also connect hidden messages in children’s literature to modern day immigration and the issues that arise from this concept. 83 more words

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Immigration, Any Small Goodness, and Integrated Social Studies

In the article, authors Michelle Bauml, Sherry L. Field, and Mary Ledbetter discuss the importance of integrating language arts and social studies. In the classroom example provided, units on immigration allow students to develop their own ideas based on their past and their present, resources such as primary resources, current events, technology, literature, and dramatic simulations provide students with rich experiences where there are “no wrong answers.” By integrating these two content areas, students are able to empathize with people, in circumstances which may be different than their own and build foundations as “integrated thinkers” who are able to actively and capably participate in today’s multicultural democracy. 73 more words

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