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Teaching American History Feb. 12 Presentation


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Teaching American History Feb. 12 Presentation

  1. 1. February 12, 2011<br />Teaching American HistoryFeb. 12, 2011<br />The Peacemakers by George Healy<br />
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  3. 3. Project from the National Archives<br />3,000 primary source documents<br />Seven online activities designed to reinforce historical thinking skills<br />Documents categorized into eight historical periods, 1754 to present<br />Save or publish your own activities or use those already created by others and shared<br />You have to be registered to create activities but not to use the ones already there<br />Section on “How to Teach with Primary Source Documents”<br />Docs Teach<br />
  4. 4. Examples:<br />Browse/search by historical era:<br />(Civil War/Reconstruction)<br />Browse/search by historical thinking skill:<br />(chronological thinking)<br />Browse/search by tool:<br />(Mapping History)<br />
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  6. 6. Gathering place of primary source information<br />Original stories created to help you learn and do research<br />Stories exist as a way to place primary source materials in context<br />Lesson plans – only available for site members; currently expanding <br />Links are color-coded to distinguish between videos, text/documents, images, audio clips<br />Some files are supplemented with audio <br />Sign up to get lesson plans and all features of the site<br />Awesome Stories<br />
  7. 7. Examples :<br />American Presidents<br />Thomas Jefferson<br />John F. Kennedy’s Assassination<br />
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  9. 9. Combines Google Search with YouTube and images<br />Goal: “… to deliver information in a format that's quintessentially human -- via storytelling instead of search…”<br />Can embed in projects such as blogs, wikis, etc.<br />Currently about 2 million reference terms available<br />Improve this qwiki feature<br />Featured qwikis and “Rate this qwiki”<br />Qwiki<br />
  10. 10. The Emancipation Proclamation<br />
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  12. 12. Web-based lessons and activities in core subject areas<br />Inquiry-based approach with focus to develop higher order thinking skills<br />To help teachers employ a blended learning model<br />SAS Curriculum Pathways<br />
  13. 13. Interactivity: Lincoln and the Civil War<br />Lesson: Battles of the Civil War<br />Document Analysis: John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry<br />Examples:<br />
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  15. 15. You Tube Videos <br />Parodies of popular songs<br />Uses karaoke versions of music<br />Students or teachers write lyrics from historical research <br />Produce movie, slide show, digital story, do performance, etc.<br />
  16. 16. Examples:<br />
  17. 17. Questions or Comments?<br />