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Historical Thinking Matters: home page

Historical Thinking Matters: home page
Welcome to Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives. Read how to use this site. Four investigations of central topics from post-civil war U.S. history, with activities that foster historical thinking and encourage students to form reasoned conclusions about the past

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Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier Home / Historias Paralelas: España, Estados Unidos y la Frontera Americana About the Project Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United States in America from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. A cooperative effort between the National Library of Spain, the Biblioteca Colombina y Capitular of Seville and the Library of Congress, the project is part of the Library of Congress Global Gateway initiative to build digital library partnerships with national libraries around the world. Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is part of the Library of Congress' Global Gateway project to establish cooperative digital libraries with national libraries around the world. The site of the National Library of Spain, The Library of Congress’ partner in this project, is located at

Center for History and New Media Sea of Liberty Providing interactive tools for teaching, exploring, and sharing the power of Jefferson’s ideas across cultures and borders. Learn More | Visit the Site 100 Leaders Encouraging exploration of leadership and legacy in world history through voting, classroom activities, and teaching resources. Learn More | Visit the Site

11 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Spiritual Teachers Are you perceiving reality as it is or as you think it is? I would like to share with you the following quotes from some of the best spiritual teachers I know. (Warning: reading them may change the way you view reality – forever.) Our lives are based on certain assumptions created and taught by society. 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?

Concept to Classroom: Lesson Plan Overall Unit Question: How have world religions shaped who I am today? Lesson 1 Includes: Lesson Question Learning Standards Addressed Performance Objective Addressed Resources Listed Learning tasks Assessment tasks Rubrics for assessment Reflection guide Learning Standards Addressed: Standard 2 - World History of Learning Standards for Social Studies. Students can analyze changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and developments throughout world history. They can analyze the roles and contributions of individuals and groups to cultural and religious practices and activities.

Teaching Tolerance: Classroom Resources This lesson is part of The Little Rock Battle for School Integration series, which introduces students to the actors and events central to the 1957 Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis. In this lesson, students learn about the state of Central High School and integration in Little Rock 55 years after the crisis. In 1957, the conflict in Little Rock changed the nation, but in the process, the small, Southern city was also transformed. 15 Self Help Books You Need To Read Self-help and personal development material is one of those things that’s either embraced with open arms, or pushed away like a bad meal. I prefer the former. And I’m guessing that if you’re reading this article right now, you’re (at least) thinking about embracing this list of self-help books below. So, without further ado, here are 15 of the best self-help books available today.

Reconstruction Unit Bundled - Primary Source... by Burt Brock's Big Ideas Reconstruction Unit Bundled The Reconstruction Era just lasted 12 years, but huge changes took place during this period. This short unit covers three constitutional amendments, the nation’s first presidential impeachment, the election of the first African American Senator, and the birth of the KKK. This Reconstruction unit includes Reconstruction PowerPoints, primary source activities, warmups, exit tickets, a writing activity, review crossword, and editable assessment all bound together by daily lesson plans. This bundle has everything you need to teach all about the Reconstruction Era. Detailed lesson plans make no prep necessary, just copy/paste into your lesson plans. Everything is usable.

Prospects for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Overview The state of Palestine was divided in 1947 to establish the nation of Israel, resulting in two separate homelands for the Arab and Jewish people. This land division has polarized Arabs and Israelis for over 50 years, resulting in ongoing violent conflicts. In this lesson, students examine the root causes of the crisis and analyze past and present attempts at peace. Objectives Students will: Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age Marty Neumeier teaches companies to innovate. He shared lessons learned in his new book Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age. Neumeier sees machines taking jobs that don’t require creativity, humanity or leadership. “Creative abilities are critical in a time of change,” says Neumeier. “Unfortunately, traditional education has all but ruled out creativity.

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