Internationalizing Student Learning Outcomes in History: A Report to the American Council on Education. The task force presented its final report in September 2005 to a national gathering of higher education administrators in Washington, DC.
Committee Members: Noralee Frankel (American Historical Association); Kevin Gaines (University of Michigan); John Gillis (Rutgers University); Dane Kennedy (George Washington University), Chair; Patrick Manning (Northeastern University), Sonya Michel (University of Maryland at College Park); Kevin Reilly (Raritan Community College); and Peter N. Stearns (George Mason University). A. Introduction B. C. D. E. F. A. Now, more than ever, the cumulative effects of global exchange, engagement, and interdependence make it important that we provide our students with an international perspective on the past. An international perspective can be integrated into the history curriculum in various ways. The Authentic History Center. Presidential podcast by The Washington Post.
Appraising the Electoral College - Bill of Rights Institute. Every four years Americans head to the polls to select the presidential candidate they like best.
Most people think their vote is a direct link to the candidate of their choice – but things aren’t quite that simple. In reality, individuals vote for an elector who has pledged to vote for a particular candidate. After the main election, these electors convene and cast their votes to determine who will become the next president. The Electoral College has many quirks and complexities than can be difficult to explain, and it can create a few problems from time to time. SAT US History Study Guide. School & Teachers : Teacher Resources.
Zinn Education Project. The Contested History of American Freedom. No idea is more fundamental to Americans' sense of ourselves as individuals and as a nation than freedom.
The central term in our political vocabulary, freedom—or liberty, with which it is almost always used interchangeably—is deeply embedded in the record of our history and the language of everyday life. The Declaration of Independence lists liberty among mankind's inalienable rights; the Constitution announces securing liberty's blessings as its purpose. Freedom has often been invoked to mobilize support for war: the United States fought the Civil War to bring about "a new birth of freedom," World War II for the "Four Freedoms," the Cold War to defend the "Free World. " The recently concluded war in Iraq was given the title "Operation Iraqi Freedom.
" Americans' love of freedom has been represented by liberty poles, caps, and statues and been acted out by burning stamps and draft cards, fleeing from slave masters, and demonstrating for the right to vote. Marbury v. Madison. Point Counter Point-1776: The Revolution. Point-Counter Point. Xkcd. Topics - WE THE ECONOMY. Ap-us-history-curriculum-framework-evidence-planner. Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy. Scholastic. The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed.
50 Core Documents. Memory and Memorialization. Primary Sources » America in Class. Teaching History With Film: 'Lincoln', 'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' DreamWorks Pictures and 20th Century FoxDaniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.”
Three of this year’s Oscar contenders — “Lincoln,” “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty” — invite viewers to look at history, either through the lens of the distant past (as in the case of “Lincoln”) or through recent events (like “Zero Dark Thirty”), and to question the degree of truth and fiction at work in the retelling of these events. These same three movies have also prompted some serious debate and reflection on American politics, and the direction the nation should be headed. Below, we offer ways you can approach each film in the classroom, with critical thinking questions and related Times resources. While they are intended as jumping-off points for further discussion and reflection, you can also have students address these themes by writing their own movie reviews or scene analyses.
Ways to Approach: • Explore the cult of personality. . • Investigate “Lincoln” and the 13th Amendment. 1. 2. 3. The Best of the Humanities on the Web. Toolbox Library: Primary Resources in U.S. History and Literature. A More Perfect Union. WWII in HD — Inside WWII — History.com Interactive Games, Maps and Timelines. Senate Madness: Final Four. Beyond the Bubble. Core assessments. The Constitution: That Delicate Balance. Suffragists and Their Tactics - Procedure - Lesson Plans - For Teachers. Back to Lesson Plans Lesson Procedure Activity One (1 class period): Primary Source Analysis - Photos Activity Two (1 class period): Primary Source Analysis - Parades, Picketing, and Cartoons Activity Three (1 class period): Primary Source Analysis - Evaluating Broadsides Activity One (1 class period): Go to Votes for Women Suffrage Pictures: 1850-1920 and Browse to find a photo of one of the following suffragists: Carrie Chapman Catt Maude Wood Park Anna Howard Shaw Alice Stone Blackwell Alice Paul Print the photo in a large format.
Work with a partner to complete a Primary Source Analysis Tool for each of your photos. What hypotheses can you make about this woman's personality based on her photograph? Top Activity Two Return to Votes for Women - The Struggle for Women's Suffrage. Work with a partner to complete a Primary Source Analysis Tool for each of your selections. Why did you match your woman with these particular images? Activity Three Activity Four Activity Five Extension. Digital History. Digital History. Completed just three weeks after British sentries killed five colonists and wounded six others, Paul Revere's engraving shaped the popular image of the Boston Massacre.
Unhappy BOSTON! See thy Sons deplore, Thy hallowe'd Walks besmear'd with guiltless Gore: While faithless --- and his savage Bands, With murd'rous Rancour stretch their bloody Hands; Like fierce Barbarians grinning o'er their Prey, Approve the Carnage, and enjoy the Day. If scalding drops from Rage from Anguish Wrung If speechless Sorrows lab' ring for a Tongue, Or if a weeping World can ought appease The plaintive Ghosts of Victims such as these; The Patriot's copious Tears for each are shed, A glorious Tribute which embalms the Dead. But know, FATE summons to that awful Goal, Where JUSTICE strips the Murd'rer of his Soul: Should venal C-ts the scandal of the Land, Snatch the relentless Villain from her Hand, Keen Execrations on this Plate inscrib'd, Shall reach a JUDGE who never can be brib'd.
'The Rise of American Democracy': A Constant Struggle. Democracy In America Home. Grant Edwards ST Paul's Hum page. Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen.