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Jennifer Orr Wins ISTE Kay L. Bitter Vision Award

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

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

Jennifer Orr on Making History Books

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

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Failure

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

Jennifer Orr on Data Retrieval Charts

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

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Heroes

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

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

Jennifer Orr on Primary Sources in Primary Classrooms

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

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

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

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