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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

Presidential Inaugurations: Words and Images George Washington, First Inauguration April 30, 1789 Thomas Jefferson, First Inauguration March 4, 1801 Andrew Jackson, First Inauguration March 4, 1829 William Henry Harrison, Inauguration March 4, 1841 James Buchanan, Inauguration March 4, 1857 Abraham Lincoln, First Inauguration, March 4, 1861

How to Tell Stories with Maps School of Data has published a good round-up of narrative mapping platforms. The article includes a few examples of good story maps and explores some of the mapping libraries which can be used to create interactive maps to annotate or narrate a story. Seven Ways to Create a Storymap reviews popular narrative mapping libraries such as Knight Lab's StoryMap JS, Esri StoryMaps and CartoDB's Odyssey.js.

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

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Teacher, with help of grandparents, collects dirt from famous places - Kearney Hub: Local News KEARNEY— One Central Elementary School teacher has little pieces of history hanging on his classroom wall. Troy Saulsbury, a fourth-grade teacher at Central and the Kearney High School tennis coach, has a collection of more than 50 clear capsules that contain dirt from every state. Most of that dirt came from historically significant locations. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

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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?

American Experience Gallery | Wartime posters from the German and U.S. home fronts >> Diary | Explore Goebbels' views over nearly two decades >> Interview | A historian talks about the Third Reich and more >> Watch on PBS watch the promo check local listings Mondays 9/8 C How To Promote Your Virtual Event On Twitter With a rapidly growing and highly engaged user base, Twitter can be a great vehicle for driving registrations and attendance to your next virtual event. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get that done: Find your target audience on Twitter – first, of course, you need to define the target audience of your virtual event. Once you do, go seek them out on Twitter – you don’t need to engage with them on Twitter just yet, but you can start following them – and identify the “places” where they tend to congregate (e.g. read their tweets, click through on links they’re sharing, read their blogs, attend chats they participate in, etc.). You may find that by following folks, they’ll follow you back – and, may engage with you on their own.

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