Fighting Plagiarism This article will focus on the importance of structuring research projects so they require original thought. The student will not just find an answer. The student will build an answer. It is a bit like cooking a spaghetti sauce from scratch. Using Primary Sources - Teachers Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past.
Teachers - Overview - After Reconstruction - Lesson Plan Back to Lesson Plans Lesson Overview The collection African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907, contains pamphlets and other materials, most of which were written by African American authors about pressing issues of the day. Mind Mapping Tools Mind mapping tools are tools, which people use to represent various ideas, plans or projects. Their functionalities and features allow users to arrange concepts or images around a central idea. Mind mapping tools are designed to structure, generate or classify information, so that people can study, learn, make decisions or solve problems more efficiently. A small reminder for the people who are regularly using mind maps, is that they are the best partner for taking notes. Mind mapping tools help you unleash your creativity and apply a personal style to your work, by embellishing mind maps your own way.
Reading Like A Historian 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 designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. 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. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. How do I use these lessons in my classroom?
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Overview - Segregation: From Jim Crow to Linda Brown - Lesson Plan Back to Lesson Plans Lesson Overview The era of legal segregation in America, from Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) to Brown v. The Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas (1954), is seldom fully explored by students of American history and government. At most, these studies are sidebar discussions of isolated people or events. 30+ Mind Mapping Tools We all need to organize our thoughts sometimes, and there seems to be no better way to do it than in a visual fashion. We've got 30+ mind mapping tools to help you do just that. And since we know some of you are on a budget, we've got free and paid suggestions for you.
Tip of the Week – SOAP I met Wiley Popovitch at the NCSS conference several weeks ago and shared a handy, dandy primary graphic organizer with me that I hadn’t heard of before. Wiley teaches middle school in Arizona and says his kids use it a lot while working with primary sources. I like it too and figured I would pass it along. It’s called SOAP. SOAP stands for Source / Occasion / Audience / Purpose and was developed by Tommy Boyle at the University of Texas, El Paso to help integrate language arts and social studies. It seems like a pretty simple way to help kids remember to ask the right sorts of questions while messing with primary documents. Anti-Plagiarism Strategies Robert Harris Version Date: May 18, 2015 Earlier versions: December 30, 2013; February 28, 2012; December 18, 2010; June 14, 2009; November 17, 2004 The availability of textual material in electronic format has made plagiarism easier than ever. Copying and pasting of paragraphs or even entire essays now can be performed with just a few mouse clicks. The strategies discussed here can be used to combat what some believe is an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers and other student writing. By employing these strategies, you can help encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work. Strategies of Awareness
Online Curriculum - Primary Source Primary Source World Welcome to Primary Source World featuring teacher-created, classroom-ready activities designed around key primary sources, including written documents, artifacts, audio clips, visual evidence and much more. Each set of sources includes key questions, objectives, and a background essay to help you teach the activities with confidence and infuse more global content into your curriculum. These activities shed light on topics that are often misunderstood and give voice to under-represented groups and their histories. These rich, easy-to-use classroom ideas can bring an international perspective to any grade level or subject area. Select activities are available below. List of concept- and mind-mapping software Concept-mapping and mind-mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking. There are a number of software packages and websites that allow the creation of, or otherwise support mind maps. File format
review-Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary SourcesBy Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin (Maupin House Publishing, 2014 – Learn more) Reviewed by Nicole C. Miller