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Jennifer Orr Wins ISTE Kay L. Bitter Vision Award

Congratulations to writer Jennifer Orr, winner of the [...] »

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

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

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 [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Data Retrieval Charts

Young students absorb information fast. Help them make sense of everything [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Heroes

How do you teach cultural heroes without simplifying history? First-grade [...] »

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 [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Integrating History into 1st-grade Instruction

U.S. history doesn't usually have its own place in 1st-grade curriculum. How [...] »

Joe Jelen on Pocket Camcorders

With pocket camcorders, you can direct a class full of filmmakers. Joe Jelen [...] »