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It’s a story of battles and feuds, loyalty and betrayal, love and death played out in a land with a clearly defined history and a distinct cultural identity, enshrined by traditions and customs that are instantly recognisable across the world. This is a country where the past is always present. So much is packed into a small, but gloriously dramatic landscape. Scotland’s population is now rising; but not so long ago life was elsewhere and people left in droves. There were assisted passages to countries where Scottish names now form part of the landscape. Our biggest export has been our people. And in each of these places Caledonian societies flourish. Wanting to know who we are and where we came from seems to be part of our make up and if our name is MacDonald, Fraser, Stewart, MacKenzie or any of their septs and the hundred or so associated clan names, then the place is obvious.

The Frasers are a clan with two chiefs. Landmarks Of Civilization. When Civilizations End. Maps And Mapping. Welcome to The Ancient Web - The Ancient World's Great Civilizations. Ancient Persian civilisations. Historical Thinking Matters: home page. Center for History and New Media. Sea of Liberty Providing interactive tools for teaching, exploring, and sharing the power of Jefferson’s ideas across cultures and borders.

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National Archives: Teachers' Resources. Reading Like A Historian. The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry.

Reading Like A Historian

Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. How do I use these lessons in my classroom? The 73 lessons in the U.S. curriculum, initial 37 lessons of the world curriculum, and 5 lessons in the introduction to historical thinking unit can be taught in succession. 1) Establish relevant background knowledge and pose the central historical question. *Note: United Streaming requires a subscription to Discovery Education. Library of Congress Home. Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics. Go Social Studies Go. The History Place. Historypin. Xpedition Hall - Xpeditions @ Interactive Archive: Xpedition Hall Welcome to the Interactive “Museum” That Takes You on Geography Journeys See other versions of this page: About Xpedition Hall Xpedition Hall is an archived interactive from the National Geographic Xpeditions website.

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Feedback Analytics by What is this? Go Social Studies Go - World History. Themes: Ancient Empires. Ancient Civilizations Theme Page. Ancient Civilizations Theme Page This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Ancient Civilizations.

Ancient Civilizations Theme Page

Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) that will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer. Alexander the Great Created by three high school students, this site has information about Alexander the Great, his life, his family, his conquests, and his battles. Ancient Civilizations Half a dozen multi-disciplinary lessons on Ancient Civilizations from Houghton Mifflin's Activity Search. Ancient History Lesson Plans. Free Printable ~ Ancient Lands Map Set - Sprouting Tadpoles. Ancient History Videos. Primary Sources - Databases and Pathfinders.

Some sources for Primary Sources and Learning Strategies: American Memory Collection American Memory Timeline for Teachers American Colonists Library Artifact and Analysis (Smithsonian) Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln Constitution Day Resources Digital History Historic Newspaper Articles JFK Library King Center Archive (MLK & the Civil Rights Movement) Letters of Note Linoln/NET National Humanities Center: Toolbox Library NATO primary sources archive United Nations History Project.

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Visual History of War, Religion, and Government. World History : HyperHistory. Outline Maps.