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Why historical thinking matters (MS/HS)

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

This is another one of my summer finds from Free Technology for Teachers (the complete post is here).  Take a minute and review this presentation. Do your students reflect the comments from the students in the video?  How would you have portrayed the Battle of Lexington?  Click here for Why Historical Thinking Matters.

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A Visual Timeline

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

 Are you (or your students) visual learners?  The American Revolution timeline is a picture timeline complete with podcasts.  Below is a screen shot from the site.  

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If you were there

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Looking for eyewitness stories?  Try the BBC podcast series Witness.  Updated daily, it includes a variety of resources from people who witnessed historic events.  While it does have a British flavor, there are many international podcasts.

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Another view of the Civil War

May 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

A House Divided is a civil war search engine based on material developed by Dickinson College. Visit the site for maps, virtual field trips, images, and documents.  What makes this site unique is their point of view- this material is based on students from Dickinson.  (from TeachersFirst)

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