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America: A Narrative History, 8e: W. W. Norton StudySpace US History Tours powered by Google Earth. This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Teacher Resources: LOC Classroom Materials The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS.

Life on Minimum Wage - A Personal Economics Simulation Game Almost twelve years ago I published a Google Document that outlines a personal economics simulation that I conducted in my classroom. For many years after that it was the most-requested Google Doc that I published. Then for the last few years I haven't had any requests for it. IWitness - Education through Genocide Testimony Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses Explore classroom-ready resources in support of USC Shoah Foundation's new documentary, Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses, which premiered on the Discovery Channel in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Explore » Stronger Than Hate Collection Guides & Bibliographies (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) [A more complete listing of online guides covering other Library of Congress collections is available at the Bibliographies, Research Guides and Finding Aids web page.] African American History African American Sites Benjamin Banneker Booker T. Washington Brown v. Board of Education Civil Rights Dr. Kelly Miller Frederick Douglass Mary Church Terrell Paul Laurence Dunbar Harlem Renaissance Harriet Tubman Rosa Parks Slavery Sojourner Truth W.E.B. DuBois

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 Democracy in the Balance, Fall2017 (33:1) Login to Download PDF Modern Faith, America in the 1920s, Primary Sources for Teachers, America in Class, National Humanities Center Trinity Church, New York City, 1916 4. Modern Faith The world's awry, undone! What though the right should triumph in the strife, Who can restore our fallen youth to life; Waken the joy of our lost happiness; The Wayfarer, 1919

Socratic Seminar - Paideia approach Paideia Seminar is an approach to Socratic seminar that is rooted in the Paideia method of education, which encourages active learning. A Paideia Seminar is a collaborative, intellectual dialogue facilitated with open-ended questions about a text. Thought-provoking seminar discussions are one of the “three columns” of a Paideia education, along with intellectual coaching and didactic instruction. In Paideia schools, children don’t just memorize information.

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. Candidates then examine and discuss one more example of a lesson that models this use of a textbook.