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Teaching the Civil War with Technology. Ideas for teaching the Civil War

Teaching the Civil War with Technology. Ideas for teaching the Civil War
The purpose of this website is to provide you with lesson plans, tools, tips, and strategies for teaching the American Civil War. Overview of the need to teach the American Civil War “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” This simple sentence was spoken on November 19, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln when he gave the now famous Gettysburg Address and it reminds us of how important it is that we take every opportunity to teach our students about the American Civil War. The reason for this can be summed up by the late author and historian Shelby Foote: “Any understanding of this nation has to be based and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War.

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CommonLit-Free Informational And Literary Texts For Any Classroom Recently, I was talking with my friend and literacy expert Shaelynn Farnsworth about the shifting definition of literacy and how we are all teachers of literacy. We had a great discussion on how today literacy is more than just reading, that it’s this complex set of skills that all of us need to find the best information, decode it, determine its validity and usefulness along with understanding where that information comes from and how to apply that information to a new task or skill. When I was teaching middle school science one of the most challenging tasks I faced was finding grade-appropriate texts for students to see how the concepts we were discussing in class worked in the real world. In talking with other educators this seems to be a challenge as well.

The Best Sites For Learning About The Constitution Of The United States Federal legislation requires schools in the United States to offer lessons related to the U.S. Constitution on U.S. Constitution Day — September 17th of each year. You might also be interested in The Best Resources For “Bill Of Rights Day.” Introducing the Civil War Trust's Battle Apps Never Lost, Always Informed Top » Each of our Civil War Battle App® guides includes detailed, GPS-enabled battle maps that will show you your location on the battlefield. Many of our Battle App guides also include various time-phased maps that will allow you to see where Union and Confederate units were located on the battlefield at various key moments. Walk where the Hampton Legion or Iron Brigade stood – the units and your location are right on the map. We’ve partnered with NeoTreks to produce accurate mobile GPS touring apps.

Into the Future: Social Media Info Elevates Big Data Predictions Your tweets do have meaning. To your family and friends, of course and maybe to some colleagues. But we are referring to a bigger meaning for your online musings, in the bundled and aggregated sense. Road to Revolution: Patriotism or Treason? Synopsis Students will analyze the causes of the American Revolution and examine them from various points of view. Perspectives include the Sons of Liberty, loyalists living in the colonies, patriots, and British citizens living in England. Author’s Notes Use this activity at the beginning of a unit on the American Revolution when introducing or reviewing the causes of the war and the various opinions represented during the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

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The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady Standards Correlations This lesson correlates to the National History Standards. Era 5 -Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) Standard 2B -Demonstrate understanding of the social experience of the war on the battlefield and homefront. This lesson correlates to the National Standards for Civics and Government. Standard III.A.1 -Explain how the U. S.

Constitution Day: An Opportunity for Empowering Students to Think Critically Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesLaird Monahan walking up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial past a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling on Oct. 20, 2010.Go to related 2010 blog post » Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, the day when the writers at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the United States Constitution in 1787. Dust is far from gathering on this 225-year-old document, however (not least because it is preserved in the highly protected, temperature-regulated National Archives case): The Constitution influences our lives, schools and government every single day.

Teaching With Documents Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Cracking the Behavior Code When, despite their best efforts, teachers feel defeated by a disruptive student, it seems they're fighting a losing battle. These students often have trouble regulating their emotions, become inflexible and have outbursts, and leave teachers feeling exhausted and incompetent. Through our collaboration—one of us is a child psychiatrist who works with at-risk children; the other is a behavior analyst and special educator—we've developed an approach that helps teachers come up with practical interventions that can make a difference in students' day-to-day lives. It's built on the premise that teachers can only control a few variables—such as the classroom environment and their own behavior—in the lives of students with challenging behavior.

12 Resources All Social Studies Te One of the things that some readers may not know about me is that I actually do have a day job and don't spend the whole day on the Internet. My day job is teaching high school social studies. For the last couple of years my teaching assignments have been US History and US Civics.

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