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Anthony Pellegrino's Teaching with Class in Mind

May 25 2011
How can you make history relevant to your students? Social studies/history education professor Anthony Pellegrino suggests teaching thematically—in this case, with class and labor. [...] »

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. [...] »

Film Review: Titanic

May 18 2011
Are historical films like James Cameron's Titanic most useful as ways to interest students in history—or as primary sources for the present day? [...] »

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2011

May 17 2011
Scratch the surface of Asian Pacific American history this May, and keep digging. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Integrating History into 1st-grade Instruction

May 16 2011
U.S. history doesn't usually have its own place in 1st-grade curriculum. How can you integrate it with other subjects? [...] »

Joe Jelen on Pocket Camcorders

May 11 2011
With pocket camcorders, you can direct a class full of filmmakers. Joe Jelen takes a look at these tiny tools. [...] »

Michael Yell's Strategies for Using Primary Sources in Your Classroom

May 9 2011
Combine strategies to create new techniques! Mike Yell combines DBQs and Response Groups. [...] »

Ron Gorr on Go to the Source (GTTS) Activities

May 4 2011
Primary sources are crucial for historical study. AP history teacher Ron Gorr suggests ways to better incorporate them into lesson plans. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on VoiceThread

May 2 2011
VoiceThread enables young learners to express their ideas without struggling to write them down, says 1st-grade teacher Jennifer Orr. [...] »

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