Archive for 'Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans'
The DocsTeach App extends learning activities from the DocsTeach website to your students’ iPads. Using the app, they can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar U.S. 1945–early 1970s,” and challenge themselves with a DocsTeach activity, interacting with stories, events, and ideas of the past. The activities are all based on primary source documents from the […]
Posted by Stephanie on June 5, 2013, under Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
I don’t know if it says something about me, but I have always been fascinated with propaganda posters. When I was in the classroom, I probably spent more time than I had to focusing on the various symbols, messages, and styles the US government used during World War I and World War II to gain […]
Posted by Christopher Zarr on May 30, 2013, under Common Core, Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
“Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free.” Thus wrote (another – not me!) Annie Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 20 months after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing from Belair, Maryland, she continued, “Will you please let me know if we are free.” But she was not. The Emancipation Proclamation affected only those states […]
Posted by Annie on May 15, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Professional Development, Programs, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Today’s opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, makes 13 Presidential Libraries that are administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Part of the Library and Museum’s mission is to encourage students of all ages to learn more about the Presidency, the […]
Posted by Stephanie on April 25, 2013, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Watching C-SPAN or using the old textbook flow chart can be a pretty boring way to teach the legislative process. As future voters, it is important for students to understand how lawmaking works and what role they will play in that process. But how can you do it without putting your students to sleep? Making […]
Posted by Christine Blackerby on April 16, 2013, under Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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