background preloader

Usnationalarchives's Channel

Usnationalarchives's Channel
Related:  History of the United States of America - in Depth -

US History Presentation US History Colonial America (1690 - 1754) The Early Republic (1754 - 1837) The Crisis of the Republic (1837 - 1877) Wealth, Innovation, and World Power (1877 - 1913) Into the American Century (1913 - 1945) America as a Superpower (1945 - 2001) Hope, Adversity and Challenges for the New Century (2001 - 2009) Warning: this section of the book should not be used for academic studies because it deals in events that are too recent for "historical perspective". Appendices Keywords (People, events, etc) Related Wikibooks The Annotated Constitution of the United States Related Wikipedia articles External links

Dark Matters by Simone Browne Home/IWitness:Video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses Talking History Teaching World History & Geography - Conceptual Frameworks What to teach: conceptual frameworks This is the second component of a world history and geography body of knowledge to be taught in school: ....... chronological narrative ....... conceptual frameworks ....... thinking strategies What are conceptual frameworks? It is the job of conceptual frameworks to connect and organize knowledge to make it more meaningful. The alphabet, for example, is an artificial structure imposed on spoken language that enables us to read and write. A review of literature from history education and cognitive research strongly suggests that conceptual frameworks, by whatever name, contribute to meaningful understanding and should be a major component of history education. Themes History and geography educators often speak in terms of "themes" that represent an interest in phenomena that are manifested across several historical periods and/or geographic locations, and thus may offer useful insights into how humans generally behave and how the world generally works.

Race, Riot, and Rebellion: A Bibliography This morning on the other side of the Atlantic, I woke up early in preparation for a seminar on William Otter, whose History of My Own Times closes the list of our readings in my Revolutionary America class. Essentially, Otter was a brawling, violent, white man in the 1800s, living variously in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He jumped from job to job while engaging in various aggressive “sprees” against African Americans, Irishmen, and anyone else who seemed a likely candidate before becoming a burgess of Emmitsburg, Maryland.[1] And instead of getting up to prep this morning, I remained in bed, glued to the #BaltimoreUprising and #BlackLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter, as, I’m sure, were many of you during the late hours of the night. During times like these, it’s part of our jobs as historians to acknowledge that different types of violence have specific meanings that change over time. And so Juntoists have compiled a bibliography for our mutual education. Alexander, Michelle.

Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Educators! Take our survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website—natgeoed.org If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich natgeoed.org. www.natgeoed.org Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter. National Geographic Education Twitter Facebook Google+ Email Quiz Connection! Most Popular Latest Videos Giant Traveling Maps Get great resources for introducing geography and map-reading skills to students in Grades K-8.

Lesson plans for American history & literature teachers About AIC Lessons America in Class® Lessons are tailored to meet Common Core and state curriculum standards. The Lessons present challenging primary resources in a classroom-ready format, with background information and strategies that enable teachers and students to subject texts and images to analysis through close reading. Join Our Mailing List includes interactives “To Build a Fire”: An Environmentalist Interpretation How can we read “To Build a Fire” as a cautionary tale about the exploitation of nature? Hester’s A: The Red Badge of Wisdom What does the scarlet A do for Hester Prynne? NSC 68: America’s Cold War Blueprint Why did the United States believe it had a responsibility to engage the Soviet Union in a cold war, and why was that war a global conflict? Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase Why did President Thomas Jefferson negotiate the Louisiana Purchase? The Underground Railroad The Revolution of 1800 America, the Creeks, and Other Southeastern Tribes De Las Casas and the Conquistadors

50 Incredible, Historical Speeches You Should Watch Online You hope that your professors will be good speakers who can keep your interest for at least the length of a class period, but more often than not, you’ll have a teacher or two each semester who drones on and on and doesn’t make you feel passionate about the subject. They could take tips from these speakers who have inspired thousands or even millions of people around the world, some even long after they’ve died. Here are 50 incredible, historical speeches you should watch online. Commencement Addresses These commencement speakers include presidents, a professor, political strategist and industry leader. John F. Presidential Speeches Presidents are natural and practiced leaders and give some of the most impressive speeches. Barack Obama Election Night Speech: Moments after being elected the first ever African American President of the United States, Obama addresses the nation live from Chicago. Society and Culture War and Peace Politics

The Junto « A Group Blog on Early American History New Deal Network: The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration Coercive Acts - Teaching American History Boston Port Act (March 31, 1774) An act to discontinue, in such manner, and for such time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise, at the town, and within the harbour, of Boston, in the province of Massachuset’s Bay, in North America. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. Massachusetts Government Act (May 20, 1774) An act for the better regulating the government of the province of the Massachuset’s Bay, in New England. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. XX. XXI. XXII. XXIII. XXIV. Administration of Justice Act (May 20, 1774) An act for the impartial administration of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of the Massachuset’s Bay, in New England. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Quartering Act (June 2, 1774) II. III.

Curriculum The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents modified for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on issues from King Philip's War to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. I am so excited to find your website and your lessons. Karen Peyer, Teacher, Russell Middle School, Colorado Springs How do I use these lessons in my classroom? The 75 lessons in this curriculum can be taught in succession, but are designed to stand alone and supplement what teachers are already doing in the classroom. 1. 2. 3. Of course!

The American Ritual of Racial Killings What strikes me most about the recent videos of black men dying and dying and dying is the repetition. They all seem familiar—as in: We’ve heard it before, and before, and then well before even that. The scenes splashed across the news have become almost ritualistic, prayerful; they have a narrative potency that seems to move of its own accord, an agency exceeding that of the humans involved, whether police or suspects, victims or bystanders. We all know the words, we all sing along. The counternarrative, the recall and response, was provided by a passerby who captured the now-viral video of the killing on his cellphone. As Baltimore is rocked in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, our collective riot-song has been cranked up to full volume: They’re out of control! Sigmund Freud thought of repetition as a source of the uncanny—something repressed that, when revealed, violates some affective order. In some instances, the uncanny familiarity may not be lurking too far beneath the surface.

Related: