Archive for 'primary sources'
Get your students engaged into Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (or any other primary source document) by using a word cloud of the primary source and the spiral question technique (aka the Detective Analogy). Watch this one-minute video…pause it as you see each prompt and think about how students could respond to these questions before they would [...]
Posted: June 18th, 2013 under Challenging Students, Classroom Technology, discussions, Educational Trends and Issues, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Multiple Intelligences, primary sources, students, TCI info, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: gettysburg address, word clouds, wordle
In honor of the soldiers who have so bravely sacrificed their lives for our country, we are proud to share a lesson that focuses on a case study for their courage: Vietnam. In a moving opening to this lesson, students view placards as if they were at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC and read [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Challenging Students, discussions, Educational Trends and Issues, groupwork, Interactive Student Notebook, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, primary sources, Teaching High School, Teaching Strategies, U.S. History, Writing.
Tags: Free Lesson, Memorial Day, students, Vietnam, Vietnam Memorial
The following Slide Share was used for the TCI webinar on flipping your classroom. What other strategies, tips, and sites do you like to use for flipped instruction? Three ways to flip from Brian Thomas
Posted: May 1st, 2013 under Challenging Students, Classroom Management, discussions, Educational Theories, Educational Trends and Issues, groupwork, Homework, primary sources, Professional Development, students, TCI info, TCI Subscription, Teaching Strategies, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: flipped classroom, flipped instruction, flipping
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing this free lesson that challenges students to uncover the identity of some famous women throughout U.S. history. Students work in small groups identifying individuals and analyzing their impact on Americans. This lesson is also a great way to bring primary sources into class. Women's History Lesson [...]
Stipple, like many other similar sites, allows users to annotate their images and then share them. In Stipple, users can embed links, maps, and even YouTube videos which help others understand more about the picture’s subject matter. Here you can see an example of one of my favorite spots in the world…looking across the Ohio [...]
Posted: February 13th, 2013 under Classroom Technology, Educational Trends and Issues, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, primary sources, students, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: education, photography, web 2.0, web tools
Many social studies teachers ask their students to watch the State of the Union address. It is an important civic function that, unfortunately, many do not exercise. TCI would like to encourage students to become active listeners during President Obama’s speech to the nation on February 12th. To help, teachers can use this activity sheet. [...]
Posted: February 10th, 2013 under Challenging Students, Educational Trends and Issues, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, primary sources, Teaching High School, U.S. History.
Tags: POTUS, President Obama, SOTU, State of the Union Address
Why do we celebrate Presidential inaugurations? In an Experiential Exercise, students assume the roles of party goers attending an inaugural ball. Each student is armed with one interesting detail or fact regarding Presidential inaugurations. In a reception, students mingle and share their facts while learning from others. Try this free lesson out to deepen your [...]
Posted: December 28th, 2012 under Challenging Students, Common Core, Educational Trends and Issues, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Interactive Student Notebook, Multiple Intelligences, primary sources, Social Studies Alive! America's Past, students, TCI info, TCI Subscription, Teaching High School, Teaching Strategies, U.S. History, Writing.
Tags: 57th Inaugural Ceremonies, Inaugural Ceremonies, Inauguration, POTUS, President Obama, Presidential Inaugurations
My favorite new TCI lesson is found in the 4th grade program Social Studies Alive! Florida and Its People. If you aren’t from Florida, keep reading because you can adapt this lesson for your state. This lesson uses primary sources to introduce students to Florida’s past, while they discover the event’s that shaped their state. [...]
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This is the slideshow that I used to go along with our webinar on 11.7.2012 working with primary sources. Primary sources 10 ideas 3 sources from Brian Thomas