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Browse Blog - student activities

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Civil War Poster!

Sep 6 2011
What can a quilt, a map, some photographs, a haversack, and a receipt tell you about the past? [...] »

Michael Yell on Using DVDs/Video Segments in the History Classroom

Jul 13 2011
What student doesn't love a "movie day"? The question is, how much are they learning from it? [...] »

Ron Gorr on Imagining the Great Depression: Mixing Primary Documents and Student Creativity

Jul 6 2011
Use primary sources to tell stories and discover what the stories you create say about historical bias. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Primary Sources in Primary Classrooms

Jun 29 2011
Many primary sources are text-heavy. Jennifer Orr asks where do you find sources appropriate for pre-literate students? Try art, photos, and other visual sources! [...] »

Questioning History Using the Census

Jun 25 2011
Historian Alex Stein poses questions about population shift in Detroit, and models using census data and other sources to answer his question. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino on Teaching Segregated History

Jun 8 2011
Anthony Pellegrino explores the history of one segregated school, and complicates his understanding of a traditional textbook narrative. [...] »

Ron Gorr on Socratic Seminars with Primary Documents

Jun 6 2011
Anchor Socratic seminars in primary sources and watch your students work together to arrive at historical understanding. [...] »

Michael Yell on a Strategy for the Use of Textbooks in the History Classroom

Jun 1 2011
Students aren't always working with primary sources. Seventh-grade history teacher Mike Yell leads students in getting the GIST of secondary sources. [...] »

Amy Trenkle on National History Day—It's More than Just a Day…and It's More than Just History

May 23 2011
National History Day's categories encourage students to develop 21st-century skills—but 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle says make sure they don't neglect the history! [...] »

Cintia Cabib's Interdisciplinary Gardening

May 20 2011
Walk through the history of student gardening with documentarian Cintia Cabib, and see how you can use gardens in the classroom. [...] »

 
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