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Newseum is a no-brainer for all social studies classrooms

I’ve been on a current events kick lately. A recent newsletter from social studies guru Mike Hasley reminded me of another awesome news resource called Newseum. 874 more words


Ingrid O'Brien reblogged this on Open Doors Literacy and commented:

I always love free sources for high-quality reading material. I also love resources that integrate literacy and content instruction. Newseum looks like a great site for teachers who want to teach reading, history, and civics through close study of primary sources, and Glenn Wiebe has written a great post to orient you to its offerings.

Textbooks and History

Recently I read an article about the history that is not taught in schools, regarding the Irish potato famine. Growing up, I remember the political cartoons depicting them as ape-like, and a little blurb about the famine as the cause for Irish immigration to America in the 1840s. 752 more words


Critical Thinking as Social Studies

As I narrow down on our options for homeschooling this fall, I came across some pretty good Critical Thinking books.  I am going to see if… 231 more words


Pulp Fiction: "Cross Country" Epidemic Terrorizing High School Students

This article was originally published in The Daily Pulp on August 25, 2013.

A silent pandemic has been invading the lives of hundreds of thousands of male high school students across the nation and has been cited as expanding exponentially like a recursive virus over the past decade. 391 more words

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Connecting on Pinterest and Twitter - Homeschool Resources

I absolutely love Pinterest and have several boards dedicated to homeschool resources for Math, Science, Social , Social Studies, Book Lists and more! You can find all of these resources here: … 30 more words


Your text is tight, but your voice is right

“Baby, we got to talk. Really talk. ‘Cuz I can’t take it anymore. I got to hear your voice.

Yeah, texting doesn’t do it  for me either, sometimes. 227 more words

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The Importance of Land to Canadians

This unit will focus on the relationships, struggles, conflicts and pride that Canadians share in their understanding of our ‘home and native land.  We will look at the way that Treaties shaped the division of land, how and why our national and provincial parks were formed, as well as our own personal interaction with the land that shapes our identities today. 53 more words

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