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How The USA Expanded (In One Mesmerizing Animated GIF) The 90-Second History Of Education 9.80K Views 0 Likes Well here's an insanely detailed infographic to peruse. It's the history of education and details the past, present, and future. Rewind Your VHS Tapes Or Face $1 Penalty 623 Views 0 Likes Was it really that long ago when you had to stand up and walk across the room to rewind our VHS tapes to re-watch a favorite scene or catch a softly spoken line that you missed? POP QUIZ: What Is History? 3.42K Views 0 Likes I love these thought-provoking questions. Cartoons for the Classroom :: AAEC - Association of American Editorial Cartoonists Tooning into history Resources to help you include political cartoons in the study of different eras Herblock's 20th Century: From the Crash to the Millennium Herbert L. Presidential elections, 1860-1912 : Cartoons from Harper's Weekly Lincoln vs. America in Caricature Highlights from the Lilly Library collection of political cartoons. Baldy Editorial Cartoons, 1946-1982, 1997: Civil Rights, Cold War, Vietnam Clifford H. Cartoons from the Clifford H. Civil War and Reconstruction Who was Thomas Nast? His cartoons popularized the elephant to symbolize the Republican Party and the donkey as the symbol for the Democratic Party. Click here to find out more about Thomas Nast, including a biography, timeline and portfolio of his most important cartoons. Political cartoons from the presidency of Franklin D. Waiting for the New Deal, Supreme Court Reform, War years 1942, 1943 . . . Harry S. Post World War II cartoon resources Oliphant's Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress

New Deal Network Digital History We are very sorry, but you have reached a page that has moved or no longer exists. Please visit our home page to experience our new look and updated navigation. On August 8, 2012, Digital History switched to a new interface. We have been restructuring the database and the organization of Digital History for the past three years, and we feel this makeover will significantly improve the usability of our materials. In our new interface, materials are organized by era, so users will easily be able to view many different types of resources for a particular era such as the textbook, images, primary sources, multimedia and teacher materials. Although the links to our textbook, primary sources, and other educational materials changed in the new interface, we believe the benefits significantly outweigh any inconvenience. Please email Sara McNeil at smcneil@uh.edu if you have any questions about Digital History.

Bryan's "Cross of Gold" Speech: Mesmerizing the Masses The most famous speech in American political history was delivered by William Jennings Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The issue was whether to endorse the free coinage of silver at a ratio of silver to gold of 16 to 1. (This inflationary measure would have increased the amount of money in circulation and aided cash-poor and debt-burdened farmers.) After speeches on the subject by several U.S. Listen to Audio: I would be presumptuous, indeed, to present myself against the distinguished gentlemen to whom you have listened if this were but a measuring of ability; but this is not a contest among persons. Never before in the history of this country has there been witnessed such a contest as that through which we have passed. But in this contest, brother has been arrayed against brother, and father against son. We do not come as individuals. We come to speak for this broader class of businessmen. It is for these that we speak. Mr. Why this change?

Welcome to OurDocuments.gov The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. Complete List of Documents Please note that you can always use the thumbnail images at the top of every page to navigate directly to any of the 100 Milestone Documents. home 100 milestone documents the people's vote tools for educators news & events national competitions about this site contact information related resources search Privacy & Use Accessibility

Wordplay - Spanish Vocabulary Game 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace. There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom. Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. Scroll down for an index of many of TeachHUB's helpful iPads in the classroom app reviews and more of the best usage of iPads in the classroom. Trello

Primary Source Documents For this entry, the previous subject matter was "Original Dictionaries of the 16th & 17th Centuries" and was linked to excellent work done at the University of Toronto. Time has marched on, links disappear. The works have matured and expanded. Our original list was--; Lion (Lyon) Gardiner's legacy--; Diary of Lion Gardiner (1635) The Gardiner Family of Long Island - genealogy (1635) GARDINER, Lion -- American engineer (1635) The Constitution of Plymouth Colony (1636) The Salem Covenant (1636) The Dedham Covenant (1636) Winthrop's Testimony (1636), the Boston Governor's account of his Christian experience. SNAPSHOT OF EARLIEST AMERICAN COURT RECORDS, including information about crimes and punishments--; The Pynchon Court Record , and earliest Springfield Court records, 11 Jan 1640/41 Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641) Early written expression of the liberties asserted by the colonists in reaction to the oppressions of European governments. Areopagitica , John Milton (1644).

DocsTeach Help your students think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to glean information to make informed judgments. The first few times you ask students to work with primary sources, and whenever you have not worked with primary sources recently, be sure to model careful document analysis. Direct students’ attention to the procedures involved and the kinds of questions you ask about the documents. After several instances of modeling, ask students to work as a class to analyze documents, vocalizing the process as they go. Eventually, students will internalize the procedure and be able to go through these steps on their own every time they encounter a primary source document. Remind students to practice this same careful document analysis for every primary source they see. Learn more about introducing your students to primary source documents. For any type of document — a written document, image, map, chart, graph, audio or video — move through the following steps:

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