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RosaParks. Teaching with Primary Sources Program- Teaching with Primary Sources. About the Program The Teaching with Primary Sources Program works with colleges and other educational organizations to deliver professional development programs that help teachers use the Library of Congress's rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction.

Teaching with Primary Sources Program- Teaching with Primary Sources

Read more about the TPS Program TPS Regional Program The Library of Congress awards grants under the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program to school districts, universities, cultural institutions, library systems and other educational organizations who wish to incorporate TPS materials and methods into their existing education and professional development programs for pre and in-service teachers, librarians, media specialists and other K-12 educators. Read more about the TPS Regional Program The TPS Journal This Issue's Theme: Integrating Historical and Geographic Thinking Primary sources support the study of many disciplines, including both history and geography.

Best Sites for Primary Documents in US History. Common Core offers an incentive for teachers to use historic documents to build literacy skills in a content area while empowering students to be the historian in the classroom.

Best Sites for Primary Documents in US History

But document-based (DBQ) instruction in this context requires four key elements to be successful: The right documents. Knowing how to look at them. Letting students discover their own patterns, then asking students to describe, compare and defend what they found. Stanford History Education Group. Historypin. Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History. Common Core offers an incentive for teachers to use historic documents to build literacy skills in a content area while empowering students to be the historian in the classroom.

Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History

But document-based (DBQ) instruction in this context requires four key elements to be successful: The right documents. Knowing how to look at them. Letting students discover their own patterns, then asking students to describe, compare and defend what they found. Basing the task on enduring questions, the kind that students might actually want to answer. I've assigned my pre-service social studies methods class the task of designing some DBQs and I assembled a list of some of my favorite sources for finding historic documents in World History. All these sites feature good search engines and the ability to download documents for use in classroom projects. Musicians and an acrobat, Smithfield Decretals (Brit. Title: Weighing Cotton, Bombay Creator: Johnson, William; Henderson, William Date: ca. 1855-1862.

Indus Valley Civilization. After 8 centuries, rats exonerated in spread of Black Death. Gerbils implicated. A gerbil (Rodrique Ngowi/AP) After nearly eight centuries of accusations for spreading the bubonic plague, scientists say they have compelling evidence to exonerate the much-maligned black rat.

After 8 centuries, rats exonerated in spread of Black Death. Gerbils implicated.

In the process, they’ve identified a new culprit: gerbils. It’s always the cute ones you have to watch out for, isn’t it? According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, climate data dating back to the 14th century contradicts the commonly held notion that European plague outbreaks were caused by a reservoir of disease-carrying fleas hosted by the continent’s rat population. What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. 10-5-05 (Updated 6-13-14) Google Questions tags: Islam, Muslims, Shiites, Sunnis by HNN Staff Related Links The Islam religion was founded by Mohammed in the seventh century.

What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims

In 622 he founded the first Islamic state, a theocracy in Medina, a city in western Saudi Arabia located north of Mecca. There are two branches of the religion he founded. The Sunni branch believes that the first four caliphs--Mohammed's successors--rightfully took his place as the leaders of Muslims. Shiites, in contrast, believe that only the heirs of the fourth caliph, Ali, are the legitimate successors of Mohammed. Another difference between Sunnis and Shiites has to do with the Mahdi, “the rightly-guided one” whose role is to bring a just global caliphate into being.

History by Era. New Pearl Harbor Interactive from National Geographic. Unbreakable: Remembering the Code Talkers. Navajo Code Talkers Henry Bake and George Kirk, 12/1943 (ARC 593415) Keith Hill passed away yesterday at the age of 87.

Unbreakable: Remembering the Code Talkers

He was president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association and Congressional Silver Medal recipient. At 17, he joined the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of men who used their Native American language to communicate and coordinate the movements of Marines in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Hill started with the U .S. Marine Corps in December of 1943, and he fought at the Marshall Islands, Sai Pan, and Iwo Jima. Encryption could be a complicated and time-consuming task. History vs. Richard Nixon - Alex Gendler. Special thanks to Stanley Kutler.

History vs. Richard Nixon - Alex Gendler

There is plenty more to understand about Richard M. Nixon. Here is a link to the Nixon Library where you can find out about his childhood, family, and post-presidency. Still interested in who Richard Nixon really was and where he came from? Visit the White House site to learn about the 37th president and his first lady, Patricia Ryan Nixon. Take a closer look at Nixon’s often-overlooked accomplishments and environmental initiatives, as well as an explanation of his actions and the context in which they occurred. LessonPlan NewDeal.