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Earlier this week I had the privilege to work with teachers from the Florida Virtual School at a conference sponsored by the National Council for History Education. Here are some of the resources that we used during the workshops. By the way, if you're interested in having me speak at your school or conference, please click here for more information. The National Jukebox is an archive of more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. These are recordings that were made using an acoustical recording process that captured sounds on wax cylinders. The recordings in the archive can be searched and listened to on your computer.
There’s nothing like a great document. But it’s tough finding ways to use them with kids, especially those kids who always seem to struggle. The following strategy called DESCRIBE is based on work done by the Library of Congress. It’s designed to help kids activate background knowledge, understand key vocabulary and comprehend text. And an added benefit? DESCRIBE helps all kids engage with primary sources but is specifically designed to help struggling learners.
Last week, I posted the first part of two highlighting the best of the best sites out there for Social Studies teachers. The Finding Dulcinea site always has great stuff, especially the SweetSearch Social Studies page. On occasion, they also create helpful articles.
Dr. Matthew Booker is the first presenter in our Century of Progress summer session. He’s sharing today about how the US was able to sustain its Revolution. We always assume that once we won the war against England and signed the Treaty of Paris, that the process of nationhood was a given. But it wasn’t.
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What's The Week in Rap? Each Friday The Week in Rap brings you: A current events music video News summaries Links to full news stories Activities and quizzes to test comprehension Can I see a sample? Yes.