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That Was History

That Was History
That Was History is an educational, history channel featuring videos about our world's history. We discuss topics from a range of categories including Military History, World History, US History, Political History, Entertainment History and more. Join the That Was History community right now and start getting your history update, today! We release new videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be sure to join us on those days and check out our various segments including A Day In History, History Deja Vu, History Rewrite, and more! Show less

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Making Current Events Accessible to Kids Many parents and teachers grew up doing dull current-events reports based on static text found in newspapers. Today's students, who are immersed in a world in which news can be updated by anyone 24/7, need a different skill set to read and understand the world. Classroom current-events time provides the perfect opportunity to practice critical-thinking and text-analysis skills using timely and real-world sources.

Resources for Primary Source Documents Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion. These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc. Now with the globalization of knowledge and the pervasive use of digital media, primary sources become accessible to everybody with an internet connection.

Image Gallery - History Sights and Sounds This image gallery brings the U.S. census, from 1790 to 2010, alive using photographic images. Included are historic photos and images of census memorabilia. In the coming months, additional photos documenting the U.S. Census Bureau's censuses and surveys will be added. The Census Bureau's collection of historic photographs includes images of enumerators, advertising, household scenes, buildings, and technology. In these image galleries, you will find that the Census Bureau frequently documented its operations for counting the population, its work at headquarters, and the invention of tabulating technology.

Elections in Action Lessons Whether you are teaching about this spring's primaries or planning to cover the midterms this November, the latest version of Mikva's Election in Action lessons is now available. To receive a *FREE* pdf version of these lessons (designed for middle and high schoolers), please click here to complete a short request form. You will then receive them by email within 24 hours. (Click the following icon to download a Table of Contents for this curriculum: 2014_Elections_table_of_contents.pdf (69 KB) .)

Revitalizing Civic Learning in Our Schools Approved by the NCSS Board of Directors 2013 Introduction As Thomas Jefferson, Horace Mann, John Dewey and other great educators understood, public schools do not serve a public so much as create a public.1* The goal of schooling, therefore, is not merely preparation for citizenship, but citizenship itself; to equip a citizenry with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for active and engaged civic life. The National Council for the Social Studies firmly agrees with this premise and believes that no other subject area is better suited to achieve this essential goal in schools than the social studies. Intended Audience This position statement is intended for all audiences who are committed to preparing students for active and engaged citizenship in the 21st century.

CITE Journal: TPACK and Social Studies Hammond, T. C., & Manfra, M. M. (2009). Giving, prompting, making: Aligning technology and pedagogy within TPACK for social studies instruction. Google Cultural Institute Loading Explore stories from around the world NASA astronaut from the International Space Station Museu do Amanhã Your daily digestFriday 16 December ChronoZoom ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. Become an author yourself! Simply log on with your social networking credentials to record your unique perspective or tell a story that needs to be told.

Devising Real-World Activities for Adolescent History Students A MiddleWeb Blog Every year, at least half a dozen students ask me some variation of the following question: “Why do we need to take history? How am I going to use this in real life?”

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