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Jennifer Orr Wins ISTE Kay L. Bitter Vision Award

Jun 25 2012
Congratulations to Teachinghistory.org writer Jennifer Orr, winner of the 2012 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for Excellence in Technology-Based PK-12 Education! [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Experiencing History: A Visit to the Parson Weems House

May 28 2012
First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr asks her own history questions when she visits a historic house. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Making History Books

May 7 2012
Integrate history and literacy in early elementary by making history books! [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Failure

Apr 16 2012
Use the lives of historical figures to teach students that failure isn't a bad word. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Data Retrieval Charts

Feb 6 2012
Young students absorb information fast. Help them make sense of everything they learn with data retrieval charts! [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Heroes

Nov 7 2011
How do you teach cultural heroes without simplifying history? First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr takes care to make historical figures three-dimensional. [...] »

Jennifer Orr Starts the Year

Sep 19 2011
How do you introduce history and social studies to early elementary students? [...] »

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! [...] »

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? [...] »

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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