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History Learning Site * 17th Century New England * History Net: Where History Comes Alive - World & US History Online Food Timeline: food history & vintage recipes The Food Timeline: history notes--pioneer, Civil War, cowboy & Victorian foods FoodTimeline library Food Timeline FAQs: 19th century American foodways.....Have questions? Ask! Frontier American foodways Early frontier cooking was greatly influenced by place and season. Sample bill of fare for middle-class home meals: 1853 In the days before home freezers and rapid transit, suggested family menus were grouped by season and presented for each day. "Bill of Fare. Selected recipes listed in this book: SOUPS pepper pot, pea, clam (broth and with cream), oyster, beef, veal or mutton broth (with vegetables) BREADS corn bread, potato bread, muffins (wheat, fruit), rusk, sally lunn MEAT, FOWL & FISH roasts (beef, mutton, pork), ham, turkey, venison, goose, duck, cod, halibut, shad, mackerel MADE DISHES meat & vegetables pies, stew, hash, veal cutlets, rare bit, beef alamode VEGETABLES* succotach, boiled onions (with cream sauce), spinach (with hard boiled egg slices on top), potatoes (boiled, fricasseed), corn pudding, peas (with butter), boiled cauliflower, stewed carrots.

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History Curriculum Homeschool | Heritage History presents The Story of Liberty by Charles Coffin The Civil War . In the Classroom by Ken Burns When The Civil War first appeared on PBS in the fall of 1990, no one -- myself included -- was at all prepared for the overwhelming national response that followed. The film was then, as it is now, a timely reminder of the frightful cost our ancestors had paid to make this nation a truly United States. It is a chronicle of making permanent that which was promised, but not delivered, in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. In making this documentary we wanted to tell the story of the bloodiest war in American history through the voices of the men and women who actually lived through it. As you view portions of the series in your classroom, your students will meet men and women, many no older than they, for whom the war was a very personal experience. The series can’t replace the teacher or the classroom, but in conjunction with what you as the teacher do, it can make the era come alive in a way never before possible.

History Detected - May/June 2013 Give kids original source material, teach them how to weigh evidence and defend their conclusions, and they'll shine in class—and as citizens. In the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ben Stein famously plays a high school teacher who drones on about the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act while his students slump at their desks in a collective stupor. For many kids, that's history: an endless catalog of disconnected dates and names, passed down like scripture from the state textbook, seldom questioned and quickly forgotten. Now take a seat inside Will Colglazier's classroom at Aragon High School in San Mateo. Tapping on his laptop, Colglazier shows the class striking black-and-white images of the choking storms that consumed the Plains states in the 1930s. Colglazier clearly is a gifted and well-trained educator, a history/economics major and 2006 graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program. Apparently the program has struck a chord. Many would agree that they need it.

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? The 91 lessons in the U.S. curriculum, 41 lessons of the world curriculum, and the 5 lessons in the introduction to historical thinking unit can be taught in succession. 1) Establish relevant background knowledge and pose the central historical question. *Note: United Streaming requires a subscription to Discovery Education. Of course!