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The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind" The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind" Activity 1. The Declaration's Origins: Four (4) Primary Sources for Understanding the Declaration of Independence Much of the language and many of the ideas in the Declaration can be found in other documents, to which Jefferson and the other writers had access.
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Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race High school: This lesson covers the extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800; and sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum era. Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Learning Online from Ford's Theatre Various grades through high school level: The Washington, DC site of the assassination of President Lincoln presents a virtual tour, classroom aids and distance learning resources. Emancipation Proclamation Activity This comprehensive website enables students to debate issues connected with this critical document, based on five motivating factors. Abraham Lincoln-Related Curriculum and Lesson Plans Abraham Lincoln-Related Curriculum and Lesson Plans
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Teacher Resources | Library of Congress Teacher Resources | Library of Congress The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Using Primary Sources Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers' guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library's primary source analysis tool. TPS Partners
Collections of primary resources compatible with the Common Core State Standards — historical documents, literary texts, and works of art — thematically organized with notes and discussion questions. American Beginnings The European Presence in North America, 1492–1690 Primary Sources from the National Humanities Center Primary Sources from the National Humanities Center
“Shakespeare Uncovered” in the Classroom “Shakespeare Uncovered” is a six-part PBS series featuring celebrated actors and directors exploring the back stories behind his most famous plays. This guide helps teachers navigate the series website and offers ideas to integrate the series into a high school classroom setting. EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web
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Critical Thinking Home Page Critical Thinking Home Page Throughout the Twentieth Century, critical thinking instruction was part of the mission of our educational system at all levels--to varying degrees at various times. But towards the end of the century, around 1980, interest in critical thinking suddenly increased exponentially. Now, virtually all educational institutions claim to teach critical thinking.
Defining Critical Thinking It entails the examination of those structures or elements of thought implicit in all reasoning: purpose, problem, or question-at-issue; assumptions; concepts; empirical grounding; reasoning leading to conclusions; implications and consequences; objections from alternative viewpoints; and frame of reference. Critical thinking — in being responsive to variable subject matter, issues, and purposes — is incorporated in a family of interwoven modes of thinking, among them: scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, historical thinking, anthropological thinking, economic thinking, moral thinking, and philosophical thinking. Critical thinking can be seen as having two components: 1) a set of information and belief generating and processing skills, and 2) the habit, based on intellectual commitment, of using those skills to guide behavior. Defining Critical Thinking
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