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History: Ancient History in-depth. America's History in the Making — Historical Thinking Skills Interactives. This series of interactive activities introduces and models the Historical Thinking Skills defined by the National Center for History in the Schools.

America's History in the Making — Historical Thinking Skills Interactives

The interactives each model a specific skill or set of skills, such as analyzing historical artifacts or using primary sources to develop a thesis. The first five interactives conclude with "Classroom Extensions," which give teachers hints on how they can teach using these skills in their classrooms. The final interactive, Balancing Sources, includes input from our advisory board of teachers, modeling how they might use the primary sources within the interactive. These interactives require that cookies and JavaScript be enabled in your browser. Internet Explorer on Macintosh is not supported at this time. Launch Placing Artifacts in Time This interactive focuses on the concept of Chronological Thinking. This interactive should take 20-30 minutes to complete. Analyzing Artifacts Reading Maps Evaluating Evidence Curating an Exhibit. American History. Untitled. Welcome to Teaching American History.

Multiple Perspectives of the War. Elementary One Class Period Program Segments June 1812 Declaration of War (6 minutes) Summer 1812 The Americans Invade (18 ½ minutes)September 1813 The Americans Invade Canada – Again (7 ½ minutes)Winter 1814 New Orleans (7 minutes)1815 Peace (4 minutes) NCSS Themes V: Individuals, Groups, and InstitutionsVI: Power, Authority, and GovernanceIX: Global ConnectionsX: Civic Ideals and Practices Canadian (Ontario) Concepts Systems and StructuresInteractions and InterdependencePower and Governance Canadian (Ontario) Specific Expectations – Seventh Grade.

Multiple Perspectives of the War

Teaching American History Network. Inside the White House. "This is really what the White House is all about.

Inside the White House

It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can. " – Michelle Obama. A Reference Resource. On This Day in History. The American Presidency Project. History - Historic Figures: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Learning Resources from Monticello: Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence. In early May, 1776, Jefferson traveled to Philadelphia to be a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

Learning Resources from Monticello: Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence

After a week’s journey, he arrived in Philadelphia. He was thirty-three years old, the youngest member of the Congress. The Committee of Five Congress picked a committee to write a declaration explaining why the colonies wanted independence. They chose John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Robert Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Jefferson was not a great speaker. Schoolhouse Rock Fireworks. American Thinker Blog: Experts say: George Washington's honesty. It is no secret that many of us who reject Obama's neo-communist agenda have turned to the Founding Fathers for guidance; when you think your country's founding principles are under attack, it's natural to re-acquaint yourself with the writings of the extraordinary group of men who wrote our founding documents.

American Thinker Blog: Experts say: George Washington's honesty

When we examine this genius cluster, George Washington is perhaps the best loved. Last week Glenn Beck recommended the four-year old, 1208-page tome, George Washington's Sacred Fire, which discusses pop culture fave topics like the religious beliefs of our first President. The book shot to number one on Amazon's bestseller list. It has recently been bumped to #2 by an R-rated Swedish detective series. It was therefore understandable that a Boston Globe editorial felt the need to compare Washington and Jefferson unfavorably to...Bill Clinton.

Learning Resources from Monticello: Jefferson and the beginning of the American Revolution. From 1775 to 1783, American Patriots fought the British.

Learning Resources from Monticello: Jefferson and the beginning of the American Revolution

The war was called the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson never fought as a soldier. Instead he used powerful words to fight for independence. Secession Era Editorials Project: Welcome!

Secession Era Editorials Project:

You may want to start with our hints and suggestions for using the collection. Users unfamiliar with the partisan newspaper press in the late antebellum period may want to read a short introduction to the partisan press which explains the circumstances under which these documents were first created. More advanced users may wish to look at our brief discussion of concepts of political vocabulary and political rhetoric. We also have background information about the project, including document selection criteria, transcription methods, a list of the newspapers currently included and the collection's TEI/XML source file. Learning Resources from Monticello: Jefferson and the end of the American Revolution.

Jefferson's Hand Telescope A Jefferson family story relates that Jefferson used this telescope to see British soldiers swarming in the streets of Charlottesville in 1781.

Learning Resources from Monticello: Jefferson and the end of the American Revolution

Click to enlarge. US History, American History. DocsTeach. Making of America. Aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Making of America

The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. New Additions: We have recently added a new feature, subject browsing. 99 more volumes focusing on New York City were added to MoA in June 2007.