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Home: Digital Collections for the Classroom. Welcome to eHistory. WhatWasThere - Put history in its place! Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop. Beyond the Bubble. Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen. Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill.

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- reading, writing, and speaking. But when we think about career and college readiness, listening skills are just as important. This is evidenced by the listening standards found in the Common Core and also the integral role listening plays in collaboration and communication, two of the four Cs of 21st century learning. So how do we help kids become better listeners? Check out these tactics for encouraging a deeper level of listening that also include student accountability: Strategy #1: Say it Once Repeating ourselves in the classroom will produce lazy listening in our students.

Of course you don't want to leave distracted students in the dust so for those few who forgot to listen, you can advise them to, "ask three, then ask me. " Strategy #2: Turn and Talk Strategy #3: Student Hand Signals. Teachinghistory.org. National Archives and Records Administration.

The Virginia Center for Digital History at The University of Virginia. VCDH News… for the latest press releases and information on VCDH projects… July 2009 -- Charlottesville City, Albemarle County, Greene County, Madison County, and Orange County Public Schools, in partnership with the Virginia Center for Digital History, have been awarded a Teaching American History grant by the U.S.

The Virginia Center for Digital History at The University of Virginia

Department of Education to provide professional development training for American and world history educators. Titled America on the World Stage, the goal of this project is to recognize the urgent practical and conceptual need for teachers to understand the emergence of the United States' power and prestige in relation to world events. The first three years of a five year proposal were approved for approximately $1M, and the final two years will be supported contingent upon Congressional support of the program in 2012. Each year, teachers will engage in a series of lectures framed by America on the World Stage: A Global Perspective to U.S. Read More… Old Maps Online. Teachinghistory.org. Social Studies.

The Concord Coalition. Freedom: A History of US. Tools & Activities. Games. James Madison Foundation: Lesson Plans and Reports. Presidential Timeline. Welcome to the Bostonian Society's "Boston Massacre Files" American History. US History. History - Ancient History in depth: Iron Age Life. Facts Summary Timeline. Westward Expansion summary: The story of the United States has always been one of westward expansion, beginning along the East Coast and continuing, often by leaps and bounds, until it reached the Pacific—what Theodore Roosevelt described as "the great leap Westward.

Facts Summary Timeline

" The acquisition of Hawaii and Alaska, though not usually included in discussions of Americans expanding their nation westward, continued the practices established under the principle of Manifest Destiny. LIBERTY! . Road to Revolution Game. Facts about the Revolutionary War *** Smithsonian's History Explorer.

Themes of US History

Mr. Millard » US History Project Rubrics. U.S.+History+Project+Rubric. US-History-Project-List. Civil War. The Civil War . In the Classroom . Using the Series . Discussion Questions. Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath.

Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. These negatives and prints are sometimes referred to as the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection to indicate the previous owners. The Library purchased the negatives in 1943.

Search tip for this collection: Try putting in very few search terms, particularly when searching for people (for example, try just the person's last name). Many additional Civil War images are in other collections, including drawings, prints, and photograph albums to name a few. View a slide show of samples. Andrew J. Glossary of Civil War Terms. The American Civil War -  CP 9th Grade Social Studies. The Civil War Books. SAT Subject Test: U.S. History: Toward War. Toward War Abraham Lincoln’s victory in the election of 1860 began a chain of events that pushed the nation rapidly toward civil war.

SAT Subject Test: U.S. History: Toward War

Secession During the 1860 election, some Southerners threatened secession pending Lincoln’s victory, even though he promised that while he would forbid the extension of slavery into the territories, he would not interfere with slavery in the South. In December 1860, soon after Lincoln’s victory, a special South Carolina convention voted unanimously for secession. By February 1861, six more Southern states followed suit: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. UH - Digital History.