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Bringing History to Life:  Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Entering the study of rich history, students often are faced with challenging texts, difficult writing prompts, and discussions led by passionate educators. Teachers who understand the importance of developing an authentic connection to history and developing a well-rounded understanding of history that lays out a desire to continuously inquire and develop further understanding look to provide students with ample opportunities to investigate. Often this investigation includes the active invest

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Using Primary Sources to Engage All Students

By: Andrew GreenePosted 10/04/19
Using Primary Sources to Engage All Students

Using primary sources is an effective way to captivate students and get them actively involved in their learning. As a third-grade teacher, I would use documents, maps, and artifacts on a regular basis. Here are some examples and things to keep in mind when using primary sources in your classroom.

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Presidential Election Countdown: 12 Actionable Topics to Cover in Your Classroom

The presidential election is a fantastic opportunity to teach students about the U.S. government and how it works. Here are 12 purposeful and actionable topics to cover between now and November 8, 2016. Cover one topic a month, or pick and choose the topics that suit your needs best!

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Celebrating Dr. King and His Legacy

By: Susan CopelandPosted 01/20/14
Celebrating Dr. King and His Legacy

Each year, on the third Monday of January, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we know, Dr. King fought for equal civil rights for all African Americans. But here are some less well-known facts that may provide opportunities for rich discussions and a more in-depth understanding of this heroic man.

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