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Browse Blog - examples of teaching

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Anthony Pellegrino: Let the Music Play!...in Our Classrooms

Dec 13 2010
Teach with punk, hip hop, and classic rock with these suggestions from teacher educator Anthony Pellegrino. [...] »

Joe Jelen on Document Cameras

Dec 6 2010
You don't have a smartboard, but overheard projectors aren't quite flexible enough for you. What to do? High-school teacher Joe Jelen introduces the document camera. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Thanksgiving

Nov 28 2010
How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early primary students? First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr doesn't have all of the answers, but she has some suggestions. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Interactive Declaration of Independence

Nov 8 2010
Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer "warps" the Declaration of Independence into the future with interactives from the Library of Congress. [...] »

Amy Trenkle's Columbus in the Capital

Oct 19 2010
Come Columbus Day, DC 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle introduces her class to the man himself—or, at least, one of the nation's many memorials to him. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Questioning Columbus

Oct 11 2010
First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr answers the question, how do you teach when you don't have the answers to all the questions? Answer: Be honest! Here, she suggests sources for opening up the story of Christopher Columbus. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Impact of 9/11 in the Classroom

Oct 5 2010
Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer introduces students to interview techniques and historical thinking with a lesson on 9/11. [...] »

Amy Trenkle on Experiencing the First Amendment

Oct 4 2010
For Constitution Day, DC teacher Amy Trenkle's 8th-grade class carved out their thoughts on the First Amendment. [...] »

Teaching about Vietnam

Apr 29 2010
The topic is broad and multifaceted; online materials abound. [...] »

Primary Sources, Historical Reenactments, and Twitter

Dec 10 2009
A new approach to leading your students through primary sources. [...] »

 
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