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Entries from May 26th, 2013

What so proudly we hail-Making American Citizens through literature

May 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

The title of this site was intriguing.  Long ago (when I was a fifth grade classroom science and social studies teacher), I always wished I could combine language arts skills with social studies.  What so proudly we hail takes that same approach with a series of lessons  including artwork, original literary works, and video clips. […]

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Harper’s Weekly during the War

May 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

The Civil War is a website full of primary Civil War resources.  They have over 7,000 pages of Harper Weekly including photographs.  Use the index on the side to locate your area of interest (i.e., the war year by year, generals from both sides, Lincoln’s assassination).  (From TeachersFirst)

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Role playing in edmodo

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies, edmodo

  In today’s edmodo blog, there is a fascinating post from a fifth grade teacher.  She used edmodo groups to writing skills with historical fiction.  The post includes sample pages, rubrics, and other resources.  Click here to read.

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I missed the arc

May 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Digitial Storytelling

A few weeks ago I participated in an ISTE webinar on Digital Storytelling.  That evening, I learned a few things: The digital projects I had done were really multimedia events and not stories. Digital stories follow many of the same attributes of good tales. There are many outstanding resources on this wiki. In case you […]

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