background preloader

Teaching With Documents

Teaching With Documents
Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Lessons by Era More Lesson Plan Resources Primary Source Research & Classroom Resources DocsTeachFind and create interactive learning activities with primary source documents that promote historical thinking skills. Analysis Worksheets Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections. Teaching with primary documents encourages a varied learning environment for teachers and students alike. PDF files require the free Adobe Reader. Teachers > Connect With Us Primary Sources DocsTeach Visits & Workshops Other Resources Related:  American History

Gettysburg Animated Map « Back to Maps | More on Gettysburg » « View All Animated Maps | More Animated Maps: JavaScript and Adobe Flash 9 are required to view the CWPT Animated Maps. Watch our animated map of the Battle of Gettysburg, produced by Wide Awake Films. Learn more about this important Civil War battle in Pennsylvania. More New Animated Maps Let Us Know Have feedback? Want the Latest? « Back to Maps | More on Gettysburg » « View All Animated Maps | More Animated Maps: JavaScript and Adobe Flash 9 are required to view the CWPT Animated Maps. Watch our animated map of the Battle of Gettysburg, produced by Wide Awake Films. More New Animated Maps Let Us Know Have feedback?

Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core The Common Core State Standards are here. These are the apps you need. Tests and textbooks are catching on to the fact that teachers will be expected to meet the Common Core State Standards, but few apps are up to speed. 1. If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward app for keeping track of the Common Core State Standards, here’s your guide. 2. Scootpad is an app with a great selection of standards-based practice for elementary classes. 3. Math Pentagon’s Math !!! All across the nation, school, teachers, students, libraries, and families... Experts have identified character education as the core, underlying ingredient... As a teacher, you can help your students learn to observe carefully, ask... The modifications they are ushering into the exam have been called "extensive"... Consider a digital approach to note-taking techniques. 4. Math Pro!!! 5. iTooch Elementary School | Math, Language Arts and Science worksheets for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade - eduPad Inc.

Teaching History Blog How All 50 States Got Their Names Alabama Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a Native American tribe called – drum roll, please – the Alabama (Albaamaha in their own tribal language). The river and the state both take their names from the tribe, that's clear enough, but the meaning of the name was another matter. Despite a wealth of recorded encounters with the tribe – Hernando de Soto was the first to make contact with them, followed by other Spanish, French and British explorers and settlers (who referred to the tribe, variously, as the Albama, Alebamon, Alibama, Alibamou, Alibamon, Alabamu, Allibamou, Alibamo and Alibamu) – there are no explanations of the name's meaning in the accounts of early explorers, so if the Europeans asked, they don't appear to have gotten an answer. The rub, of course, is that experts in the Alabama language have never been able to find any evidence to support that translation. Alaska Hawaii

Achievement Strategies, Inc. - Dr. Bobb Darnell HippoCampus Forty Remarkable Native American Portraits by Frank A. Rinehart from 1899. - Flashbak Flashbak Frank Albert Rinehart was born in Lodi, Illinois in 1861. At some point in the 1870s he and his brother moved to Colorado and started working at a photography studio in Denver. When he was about twenty, Frank and his brother formed a partnership with the famous Western photographer William Henry Jackson. In 1898 Rinehart was commissioned to photograph the Indian Congress, which was held in conjunction with the Trans-Missisippi and International Exposition, and the Native American personalities who were attending it. The pictures are considered by many to be some of the best photographic representations of Native American leaders at the turn of the century. The dramatic beauty of these portraits is especially impressive as a departure from earlier, less sensitive photographs of Native Americans. Chief Wolf Robe, Cheyenne, 1899. Pete Mitchell (Dust Maker), Ponca, 1899. High Bear, Sioux, 1899. Chief American Horse, Sioux, 1899. Cloud Man, Assinaboine, 1899. Four Bull, Assinaboines, 1899.

Odell Education | Making Evidence-Based Claims Units - CCSS ELA / Literacy - Grades 6-12 - Odell Education FEBRUARY 11, 2013: NEWLY REVISED UNITS! We are pleased to announce the release of our newly revised Making EBC units. We have improved the materials based on feedback from Achieve’s Tri-State Quality Review Process and the insight and expertise of teachers using the units, including those at the NY Network Training Institutes. Highlights of the new versions include: • Addition of the Text-Centered Discussion Checklist for teaching key collaboration skills • Editable glossaries for differentiated vocabulary development • Clarified Instructional Notes • Simplified organization of materials • Enhanced black and white printing Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts. Download links: Grade 6 Unit: Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address Grade 7 Unit: Cesar Chavez’s 1984 California Commonwealth Club Address Grade 11 Unit: W.E.B.