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Bridging World History

Bridging World History

1 - Survival (Part 3) Google Historical Voyages and Historical Events Overview: What historical event, explorer, voyage, or local history would you like to share with other schools? Have you studied the settlement history of your own community? Have you studied about your state or country and historical events that helped shape it? This site is dedicated to the explorers, voyages, events, and historical backgrounds of countries throughout the World. This project is open to schools all over the World. Suggested Topics: Exemplars: Feel free to explore the projects that have been contributed by other schools. Some are designed so that students work independently as they learn about historical events or people. How to Submit Projects: Suggested Technology Tools: We would like to suggest that you "explore" using WEB 2.0 tools for your project. This site highlights Google tools. The projects hosted on this site should use at least two Google tools as students work though the learning part of the projects. Some Google tools you may find useful are:

Critical theory and performance Beyond the Bubble...Standford History site. Internet History Sourcebooks Project Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1. 2. 3. Feedback and Help While I encourage notes, comments and feedback in general, I am unable to reply to all of them. For guidance on homework, research, how people lived/ate/dressed in the past, see the various Help! I am unable to help locate details about your family, or give translations of your name or nickname into Chinese (a very common request)! If you find bad links, or typographical errors, please do notify me by telling me the URL (web address) of the specific page with the fault, and (in the case of bad links) the URL of the bad link. Finding Texts and Information on this Site Use the Search page to find texts or other items located at this web site.

1 - Survival (Part 1) The Great War Archive Dec 25. The Christmas Truce Sergeant Bernard Brookes was a signaller who spent ten months in Flanders in the beginning of the War before he suffered shellshock and was invalided out of active service. During his convalescence he wrote up the notes he had made during his service, giving a personal, unsentimental account of the appalling conditions in the trenches as well as humorous exploits on and off duty.Here are two short extracts relating to the famous Christmas Truce 1914: 24 December 1914: "An officer went out (after we had stood at our posts with rifles loaded in case of treachery) and arrangements were made that between 10.00am and noon, and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm tomorrow, intercourse between the Germs [sic] and ourselves should take place. You can read more of Sergeant Bernard Brookes’s story on the Europeana 1914-1918 site.

Teaching Blog at Baruch College Many of us who teach have had this experience: We work hard to explain to our students something that we understand well. We try to use intuition, analogies, examples, multiple methods, asking and answering questions, group exercises—the stuff of pedagogical knowledge. We are rewarded with students who feel that they understand. But when our students try to solve problems themselves, many make mistakes which reveal that they, in fact, didn’t understand. We correct their mistakes, explaining the right logic. Through years of work and after much frustration, we teachers learn students’ common errors and the logic of those errors. This knowledge of the thinking behind their errors is not the content of our subject. Then a few weeks ago I read a New York Times magazine article, “Building a Better Teacher.” “It’s one thing to know that 307 minus 168 equals 139; it is another thing to be able to understand why a third grader might think that 261 is the right answer.

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