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Anthony Pellegrino's Classroom Simulations: Begin with Paris


Re-enact the Paris Peace Conference with your students, and let them experience dissatisfaction (or satisfaction) with the results themselves. [...] »

Joe Jelen on the New York Public Library Digital Gallery


This digitized photographs contained in this collection can be incorporated into lesson plans in a variety of exciting ways. [...] »

Diana Laufenberg on Teaching History Thematically


Teaching chronologically is not always effective. Check out these tips to create a more unique learning experience. [...] »

The Conspirator in the Classroom


With the new film, The Conspirator, out in theaters, here are a few resources to help you explore the story of Mary Surratt and America's first presidential assassination. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino's Into the Weeds: Harnessing the Power of Music to Teach Social Studies


Present the context first, or later? Teaching with music can be valuable both ways, says teacher educator Anthony Pellegrino. [...] »

Amy Trenkle on Interactive Whiteboards


New technology in the classroom means new techniques and challenges. Eighth-grade teacher Amy Trenkle's new whiteboard is no exception. [...] »

Searching for Sesquicentennial Sources


Teaching the Civil War? With the sesquicentennial kicking off, resources are popping up left and right! [...] »

Joe Jelen on Google's Art Project


Budget cuts mean field trip cuts, right? Wrong! Check out high school teacher Joe Jelen's summary of this impressive new tool from Google. [...] »

Copyright: Finding Images to Tell the Story of History


Fair use? Public domain? Creative Commons? Find images of history that you can use to tell its story, without worrying about fees and fines. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Making Technology Work for Primary Students: Part Two


Conventional applications of Web 2.0 tools expect students to read and write confidently. How can you adapt these tools to primary students who are still learning to do both? [...] »

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