Making of America aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. 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. Teachinghistory.org Why do it? If you’re interested in teaching your students historical analysis, the textbook seems an unlikely resource. This strategy of Opening Up the Textbook, developed at Stanford University, is one method of using the textbook to help students learn how to think historically and read critically. Opening Up the Textbook (OUT) moves the textbook from its position as the one true story about the past to one historical account among many.
Habitually Chic® » Revisting Chateau de Primard Revisting Chateau de Primard by habituallychic Over four years ago, I wrote about Catherine Deneuve’s house in Normandy with grounds designed by landscape architect Jacques Wirtz was for sale. She took it off the market or it didn’t find a buyer until recently. Chateau de Primard was where she kept her haute couture collection of fashions made for her by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent over their 40 year friendship. Now that the house has sold, the pieces she housed there can be yours when they come up for auction.
Botanicus.org - a freely accessible, Web-based encyclopedia of historic botanical literature Botanicus is a freely accessible portal to historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. Botanicus is made possible through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, W.M. Keck Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
a Program of the National Park Service NEW! Arthurdale: A New Deal Community Experiment Explore Arthurdale, West Virginia, and discover a town founded during the Great Depression when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt championed subsistence homestead communities for struggling Americans across the country. In this lesson, learn about the impoverished Appalachian mining town that Arthurdale's homesteaders left and the Progressive-era theories about communal work, school, and rural life they tested at their new home. Meet 21st Century State Standards with TwHP Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans, based on the inquiry method, provide teachers with materials and question sets that encourage analytical thinking. Historical Thinking Matters: Teacher Educators - Lessons Teacher Educator Lesson: Opening Up the Textbook (OUT) Overview: In this lesson, teacher candidates first engage in a demonstration lesson where they consider the traditional textbook story about Rosa Parks in relation to two primary documents that question and contradict that narrative. Through juxtaposing the textbook with these additional sources, this lesson models one way to use this ubiquitous classroom resource more effectively and judiciously. A debriefing of the demonstration lesson follows that includes salient points about textbooks and teaching historical thinking and culminates in introducing six strategies for problematizing the textbook.
(99+) K-12 Fab Labs and Makerspaces This group does not have a welcome message. Welcome! Digital fabrication labs, maker spaces, innovation labs are popping up in K-12 schools all over the country (and the world!). Let's build a virtual community of educators working in these spaces (teachers, lab directors, shop managers, program administrators, tech coordinators, making enthusiasts), so we can share our best practices/tips/tricks, help each other with challenges of managing and running such labs, and empower each other to bring more making and maker-centered learning to students! Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world. These little cuties are 50% Triangles, 50% Squares, and 100% slightly shapist. But only slightly!
Bill of Rights in Action - Constitutional Rights Foundation SPECIAL NOTICE: Starting in fall 2020, we plan to publish two issues of the quarterly Bill of Rights in Action in electronic format only and two issues in print and electronic format. Click here to receive notification of when the electronic edition is available for download. What Should the U.S. Do About North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons?The Great Sioux War: Land, Gold, and a Broken TreatyThe Dispute Over the South China Sea Vincent Schiavelli Vincent Andrew "Vince" Schiavelli (November 11, 1948 – December 26, 2005) was an American character actor, comedian and food writer noted for his work on stage, screen and television, often described as "the man with the sad eyes." He was notable for his numerous supporting roles. He often linked his unique facial appearance and tall stature to Marfan syndrome.
The Persistence of Myth: The Causes of the Civil War Although there is little controversy among historians about the centrality of slavery in causing the Civil War, the myth of a “debate” persists. And with President Trump’s recent, historically inaccurate comments about the Civil War, this issue has once again been dragged into the spotlight, galling historians and history teachers. The notion that there is any controversy only serves to advance the ideology of white nationalists and so-called Lost Causers. In promoting this “alternative” view, these groups seek to undermine the role of slavery in secession, in the development of American capitalism and even in the creation of the United States. As historian James W. Loewen puts it:
TPS Teachers Network Albums for Classroom Use Teaching ideas from the creator of this album Thanks to some fabulous TPS consortium members, I learned about Sanborn maps for the first time--so cool! A quick search there led me to this map of Boston.