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Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers

Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers
The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set. Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Children of a century past: How were their lives different from today's? How were they the same? The Constitution The drafts and debates that brought the Constitution and the Bill of Rights into being, including notes by the documents' framers. The Dust Bowl Songs, maps, and iconic photographs document the daily ordeals of rural migrant families during a disastrous decade. The Harlem Renaissance Discover some of the innovative thinkers and creative works that contributed to the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Immigration The Industrial Revolution The U.S.' Jim Crow and Segregation

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47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers Using the iPad in a 1:1 environment requires not only some ground rules, but a bit of common language. Since every student has their own iPad, and teachers likely do as well, this common tool necessitates some universal understanding: What do we mean by “on-task”? Same screen? Primary Source Sets on the Web It can be time-consuming to find and prepare primary sources for your lessons. On each of the below sites, you will find primary sources that address multiple topics in U.S. History. Many of the sites provide sources that have been prepared for the classroom, from excerpting lengthy documents to providing clear headnotes and source information. Start at one of these sites to find primary sources to use in your next lesson! Websites with Sets of Selected Primary Sources

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