GCC Library History Databases America: History and Life Coverage Range: 1863 - date Includes: Citations & Abstracts · Full Text · Image Resource · MAGAZINE & JOURNAL ARTICLES: Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Publisher: EBSCOhost Education ABOUT Our education team offers year-round site visits and workshops for schools and community organizations, a summer intensive oral history training called Amplifying Unheard Voices, and Common Core aligned curriculum through our website and publication The Power of the Story: The Voice of Witness Teacher’s Guide to Oral History. Over the past year, we reached over 12,000 high school to graduate level students. Curricula and Lesson Plans Book Pairings for Educators
NEH EDSITEment Lesson Plans The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop web-based lesson plans for U.S. history and American government teachers. The lessons created as a part of this partnership have been placed on the NEH’s EDSITEment web site, which features the best of the humanities on the web. EDSITEment is funded in part by the Verizon Foundation and is a contributor to its educator platform, Thinkfinity.org. This project was funded by a three-year, $375,000 cooperative agreement and a three-year, $186,900 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hanover Historical Texts Collection The Hanover Historical Texts Collection makes available digital versions of historical texts for use in history and humanities courses. Search by keyword, or browse the listings below. The faculty and students of the Hanover College History Department initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project in 1995, at a time when few primary sources were available outside of published anthologies. To make primary texts readily available for classroom use, they selected important documents, scanned print versions that were out of copyright, converted the scans into HTML format, proofread the resulting documents to correct OCR errors, edited them to provide page breaks, page numbers, and bibliographical information, and posted them online. We have since expanded the collection to include transcriptions of manuscript material from the Hanover College archives. Most of the texts in the Hanover Historical Texts Collection are in public domain.
The Future of the Classroom - Kognity Last week our CEO and co-founder, Hugo Wernhoff, had the honor of being invited to speak at Goldman Sachs’ Disruptive Technology Symposium in London. With a panel consisting of leading CEOs and co-founders of companies in education, the discussion revolved around The Future of the Classroom and current trends in the educational sphere. There were three main themes, or topics, which arose. These were: Will schools and classrooms be completely online in the future?Beyond a computer lab and the occasional iPad, technology has played a limited role in learning.
History Lessons The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues and learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. To learn more about how to use Reading Like a Historian lessons, watch this series of videos about how teachers use these materials in their classrooms. Click here for a complete list of Reading Like a Historian lessons, and click here for a complete list of materials available in Spanish.
VOAHA II: Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive People have been crossing the border that now exists between the United States and Mexico since before either of them became a nation. That crossing continues, sometimes in conformity with the laws of both countries, and sometimes not. When railroad tracks were laid on both sides of the border, and then across it, the flow of people increased. Transportation, manufacturing and agriculture expanded in the American southwest at the same time that the Mexican Revolution of 1910 was beginning. What is PBL? To help teachers do PBL well, we created a comprehensive, research-based model for PBL — a "gold standard" to help teachers, schools, and organizations to measure, calibrate, and improve their practice. In Gold Standard PBL, projects are focused on student learning goals and include Essential Project Design Elements:
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