The Original Bill of Rights Had 12 Amendments, Not 10. How many amendments are in the Bill of Rights?
If you answered ten, you are right. But if you visit the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, you will see that the original copy of the Bill of Rights sent to states for ratification had twelve amendments. What is the Bill of Rights? The "Bill of Rights" is actually the popular name for a joint resolution passed by the first U.S. Congress on September 25, 1789. The resolution proposed the first set of amendments to the Constitution. When the votes of the 11 states were finally counted on December 15, 1791, only the last 10 of the 12 amendments had been ratified. Imagine 6,000 Members of Congress Rather than establishing rights and freedoms, the first amendment as voted on by the states in the original Bill of Rights proposed a ratio by which to determine the number of people to be represented by each member of the House of Representatives.
We the pupils: More states teach founding US documents. NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I.
(AP) — Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing an American citizenship test? In a growing number of school systems, having such a basic knowledge is now a graduation requirement. But states are taking different approaches to combating what's seen as a widespread lack of knowledge about how government works.
Kentucky last week and Arkansas on March 16 became the latest of more than a dozen states since 2015 that have required the high school social studies curriculum to include material covered by the 100 questions asked on the naturalization exam. Using HyperDocs in Class - Kids Discover. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Millennium Falcon uses its hyperdrive to jump to hyperspace.
In my classroom, my students jump out of their seats when they get a chance to work on HyperDocs. HyperDocs are Google Docs that are self-contained lessons or units. The idea was developed by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis, and has taken hold in modern education. They contain questions, with links to videos, infographics, websites, or other resources to help the students discover new information. HyperDocs also contain tasks for students to complete, such as creating a Google Drawing or a Google Slide deck. History & Social Studies. Gamifying a Social Studies Unit – The Edvocate. This Denver teacher avoids lectures and worksheets. He wants students to ask the big questions. How do teachers captivate their students?
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs. You can see other pieces in this series here. Anna Vick, a special education teacher at Highlands Ranch High School in the Douglas County School District, has no shortage of tools to get students learning. From Inquiry to Action: Civic Engagement with PBL. Teaching 4th Graders In An Age Of "Fake News" “Fake news” is now a household term.
Online articles, often circulated through social media, can distort or completely ignore fact-based reporting. Which is exactly what some students at Lindon Elementary are learning. Fourth grade teacher Audrey Brian is prepping her class of 26 for a unit on informational writing. And she's choosing a seemingly straightforward activity to start off with. Mrs. The students begin reading, "Christopher Columbus was born in 1951 in Sydney, Australia…” The catch is that most of the facts are wrong.
World History Resources. American History Resources. Geography and Maps. Government. Voting and Politics. Social Studies Should Teach Students for Tomorrow, Not the Past. Albemarle teacher helped develop national online education tool. An Albemarle High School teacher has helped create online lessons that are not only accessible for his students to use, but for any students or classrooms in the nation thanks to a program through the U.S.
Census Bureau. Chris Bunin was part of a team of teachers from across the country to work on the bureau’s Statistics in Schools program, which offers K-12 educators access to free classroom activities and lessons in geography, history, math and sociology. “It's really cool to write something on a national level for not just a school in Albemarle County, but to know that you're trying to create something for the people,” he said.
The goal of the program is to offer free lessons, activities and resources that use current and past data from the U.S. A Middle School Activity That Promotes Civil Discourse. By Elyse S.
Scott I have learned a major truth in nearly five years of retirement, “Once a middle level educator, always a middle level educator.” Reasons to Love Teaching Middle School History. MiddleWeb Blog Middle school kids and middle school teaching are much maligned.
So I want to go on record: Middle school rocks!” Full disclosure: if you had asked me 5 years ago if I would consider teaching middle school, my answer would have been an unqualified “no way.” Should We Try to Make History "Relevant" to Students? Catch ‘Em All: Teacher’s app helps students learn history. RIDGEWAY — Pikachu, Eevee and Charizard gave way to Marco Polo, astronauts and the Vikings in Sara Davis-Leonard’s World History II class at Magna Vista High School.
Given the popularity of the pioneering phone app, Pokémon Go, the teacher created a card game called Explorer Go. The educator’s game teaches students about various voyagers who braved unknown territories in search of gold, God and glory. “Students were divided into groups named after various groups of explorers throughout history,” Davis-Leonard said. Each team answers three true or false questions. How one social studies teacher makes history come alive. With school resuming all over Colorado this month, it’s time for teachers, students and families to get back into the regular rhythms of learning.
Here, in a feature we are calling How I Teach, we spotlight how great teachers approach their jobs. If you’re looking for a history lesson, look no further than Stephanie Rossi’s classroom. The Wheat Ridge High School social studies teacher has been teaching students about the founding fathers, Great Depression and Civil Rights movement for 37 years. Rossi was a part of local history herself when she became a de facto spokeswoman for an advanced U.S. history course that caught the attention of a Jefferson County school board member, who was worried the course wasn’t patriotic.
What followed were weeks of student protests and a recall of the school board member and her colleagues. Educator Video Toolbox - Echoes and Reflections. Triptiks Can Rev Up Student-Driven Learning. By Mike Fisher My overriding message is still focused on high levels of student engagement. We also want to be sure we include discovery level learning opportunities that are authentic and timely.
One idea I like to propose for discovery learning is what I call “The Triptik.” By Learning From History, Teachers Help Nurture “Upstanders” In the onslaught of news about the 2016 presidential election, it’s easy to feel powerless amid so much disagreement over the complex problems facing a country of 318 million people. Multiply that feeling by about a million if you’re a young person witnessing the first election you’re old enough to understand.
But Mary Hendra, associate program director for Facing History and Ourselves in Los Angeles, says that for educators, the election is an opportunity to remind young people that change doesn’t happen only in a voting booth. 5 ways to make the most of virtual field trips. Tips to help students get the best possible experience from their virtual field trips I have many great memories from elementary school, but my favorite memories revolve around field trips. The special packed lunch, the bus ride, the opportunity to pair up with a “field trip buddy” for the day all helped make those journeys unforgettable. Social Studies AIR Test Training. Upload Sylvania Digital Learning Loading... Ohio's State Tests : Resources. Ohio's State Tests Portal Advanced Search. February 2016 Social Studies Signal.
Global terror attacks spark change in curriculum for DISD geography class. Classroom Resources. Smithsonian Learning Lab. 10 Good Video Sources for Social Studies Teachers and Students. Last week I shared a list of good sources for mathematics videos. ABC-CLIO. Glogin?URI= Media Literacy in Today's Social Studies Classroom. The History Project - Home. When documenting history leads to awards, and dollars. Primary Sources. Edison students get a worldwide view - Huntington Beach Independent. Facetime Friday: Los Altos Students Travel Without Leaving The Classroom. Central Springs history class uses 'Minecraft' to plot 'war' How a Denver elementary school is using pop music and viral videos to teach social skills. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Very Good Educational Resources for Social Studies Teachers.
Teens Create Their Own Nations: Conflicts, Lawsuits, and Hidden Agendas Encouraged. Standards Search Tool. Rare Globes From the 1600s Are Being Digitized So You Can Spin Them Online. Ways to Talk with Adolescents about Politics. Ransom Everglades students fight political rhetoric with facts. Glogin?URI= Students 'mystery skype' across the globe. Central Springs history class uses 'Minecraft' to plot 'war' The US Presidents in Google Earth. Current Events Stories My Students Want to Read. GeoGuessr. Jeu de repérage à partir de StreetView. Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines.
Create free interactive timelines. President Obama Signs New K-12 Law, Includes Key Geography Provisions – AAG. 7th Graders Encounter the US Constitution. 10 Totally Terrific Current Events Resources. The Most Intelligent Presidents in U.S. History. The federal government urges K-12 schools to try open educational resources. How 2 simple role-play games can transform students into active learners. History Song Parodies Meet Young Teen Culture. Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects. Social studies inspires responsible citizens. Gamified Social Studies Takes Off in Fantasy Geopolitics. History Class: Teacher or Student Driven? How Do We Teach about History's Tragic Events? Current events articles for teachers and students. Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes.