France in the year 2000 In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself.
AISD: Social Studies - Middle School Select: [Instructional Support] 2012 AISD Summer Middle School Information Social Studies 2012 Middle School Summer Program & Directory Summer Middle School Faculty PD Agenda Mentor / Faculty Expectations Gr 8 Pre- & Post- Assessment Gr 8 Pre- & Post- Spec Sheet Instructional Support The Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History online journal History Now examines the topic of Religion in the Colonial World in its most recent issue. The American Revolution In this three lesson unit students will uncover the diplomatic and military aspects of the American Revolution using interactive maps and primary sources. PBS Activity Packs Visit the PBS site to view activity packs and lesson plans. The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson Simulation Game Using primary documents, your students will grasp the complexity of the issues surrounding the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, using two of the eleven charges brought against him. Freedmen's Bureau: Your source for African American History Online Grade 8 U.S.
New York - State History New Yorkers are rightfully proud of their state's many achievements and contributions. This synopsis is adapted from a brief history previously printed in the Legislative Manual. Before the year 1900 New York harbor was visited by Giovanni Verrazano in 1524, and the Hudson River was first explored by Henry Hudson in 1609. The Dutch settled here permanently in 1624 and for 40 years they ruled over the colony of New Netherland. In many ways, New York State was the principal battleground of the Revolutionary War. The first government of New York State grew out of the Revolution. Alexander Hamilton was a leader in the movement which ended in the development of the Federal Constitution, and he was active in its ratification. In following years, New York's economic and industrial growth made appropriate the title "The Empire State," an expression possibly originated by George Washington in 1784.
Video Library About the Videos The video library is an innovative and differentiated resource that brings the Common Core instructional shifts, teacher and leadership evaluation, and data driven instruction to life. The instructional videos capture teaching and evaluation along a developmental arc and tag for characteristics like grade level, subject area, Common Core Standards, instructional shifts and for 2013-2014, teacher and leader evaluation rubric indicators. Videos range in length from short 5 minute clips to longer views of lessons up to 40 minutes. Use these instructional videos to support your professional development and to push your thinking around what effective teaching looks like in practice as well as to identify growing edges of the teachers in these videos.
Read Kansas! Are you looking for dynamic materials to teach reading and writing? Read Kansas!, our award winning curriculum, brings ready-to-use materials to you and your students. These lessons help students build reading skills as they learn about their state. Each lesson is designed to use informative text to develop critical thinking skills. Most of these lessons were developed using the Kansas Social Studies standards of 2004 and the earlier version of Kansas Language Arts standards. Primary - 18 lessons for kindergarten through third grade Intermediate - 12 lessons based on fourth grade Kansas history standards, suitable for other grade levels Middle School - 43 lessons based on seventh grade Kansas history standards, work well for other grade levels where Kansas history is taught, excellent preparation for the Kansas Social Studies Assessment High School - three lessons with Kansas history embedded into American history Order Read Kansas! The Read Kansas!
The Student as Historian: An Interactive TAH Webinar The life & age of woman. Stages of woman's life from the cradle to the grave  I think that this was a great learning experience. I just wrapped up two webinars with teachers participating in a Teaching American History (TAH) Grant workshop hosted at Davis School District, Utah. For information on my webinar services click here. I was in Portland Oregon - they were in Salt Lake City, but through the wonders of technology (I used WebEx videoconferencing along with a web-based LearningCatalytics response system) we were able to interact. The right documents. Download my slide deck for strategies, resources, lessons and links to great websites. This webinar was very informative, and motivates me to want to change the way I teach students. A special hat tip to Jon Hyatt, Teaching American History Grant Director at Davis School District. Image credit Kelloggs & Comstock--The life & age of woman [between 1848 and 1850] Library of Congress Trackback URL
Learning American History Through Movies & Free Timeline Movie Homeschooling I could not find a chronological list of movies of American History so I made the one below. First I created a timeline from 1630 to 2000 into 12 eras and listed the most important people and events. (You can download a 8.5×11 printable version below. ) Then I found period movies for each time period listed below (I will continue to add to this list). NOTE: The timeline is copyrighted. Please use for personal use only. Then we made a timeline on a white board and used sticky notes to record people and events as we watched movies (the timeline is not just for movies but to record any American events we learned about during reading or other subjects). Where or How to Get the Movies Try searching your TV for shows to record on TV. Download this Timeline at the Bottom of this Post USA History Timeline Free Prime Shipping Are Movies a Lazy Way to Teach? Is Movie Homeschooling, homeschooling? American History Overview Pre America Period 1630-1763 Colonial Period 2000- Today