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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.
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In September of 1935 Paramount Pictures released a nine-minute movie remarkable in several ways. Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life is one of the earliest cinematic explorations of African-American culture for a mass audience.
It feels like it's been a long while since I've posted anything for the music teachers out there--and my favorite blog, Open Culture, posted this yesterday, so here's one for you. History and English teachers might find something to like here, too, especially if you're interested in resources for teaching about the Harlem Renaissance.
I just got an email from Maine Public Broadcasting with the following information about the screening of this film on April 11. If you follow the link, you'll see the film is about Maine's Franco-American history.
Thank you for your support of MPBN!
In celebration of the MPBN Community Films, please join us for a "LIVE" screening of "Réveil… Waking Up French!" at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street in Portland on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 pm. Filmmaker Ben Levine will be on hand for a "Facilitated Discussion with the Filmmaker" at the event. The screening is FREE, but seating is limited: request tickets at email@example.com .
Special thanks to the folks at the Maine Historical Society for hosting our event!
We hope to see you there!
Physical Address: 1450 Lisbon St.Lewiston, Maine 04240 Fax: 207-783-5193 Phone Number: 1 800 884-1717 Homepage URL:http://www.mpbn.net/
The medieval manuscript researcher whose photos of cat footprints on a manuscript have gone viral tells his story--interesting both for the historical process it reveals and the way social networks spread information.
How a small group of prisoners in the Warsaw Ghetto collected an archive detailing their lives for posterity.
The story of an archive which documented life in the Warsaw Ghetto is still unfinished--although most of the archive was found in the late 40s and in 1950, there is still a large portion of it missing.
Via Library Link of the Day http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/
Every day this week, blogger and fellow Mainer Richard Byrne will be featuring blogs he recommends to different content area teachers. If you see something you like, visit the blog, find the RSS logo and subscribe via your favorite blog feed reader (in a Google Apps school, just copy the blog's URL and add it to "subscribe" in the Google Reader app).
An assistant history professor says that students in K-12 history classes need to do less textbook reading and more analysis and discussion of primary-source documents.
This is a lovely essay about what good history teaching--and learning--looks like, and ultimately left me feeling hopeful about the influence of the Common Core State Standards. The part that has me worried, however, is how the engines that drive educational funding will try to assess such teaching and learning, since it is not the type of teaching and learning that lends itself to being assessed easily, and certainly can't be assessed with any validity by standardized tests.
Constitution Day: September 17th. The School House Rock Preamble song/video is here along with many other fun and interesting resources.
Mini-Unit 4 in our Election Unit asks students to write an editorial endorsement for one candidate and to hold a mock election. The unit includes lesson activities, projects and useful handouts.
The latest Teaching History eNews letter includes Summer Reading ideas (for you and your students), an index which offers access to primary sources about quilts, information about creating Choose your own adventure videos as a way for students to demonstrate their ability to compare and contrast events and concepts from history, and the many other resources available from the site: http://teachinghistory.org/ ;
May in History with the Library of Congress. A blog post at "Teaching with the Library of Congress" on 2013-05-07.
Our April issue is out now for the iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets.Inside this issue:
Derek Wilson tells the story of Henry Tudor's formative years in exile;
Many Britons fought in the American Civil War, but, asks Daniel Clarke, why were so few of them English?
Yvonne Sherratt explores the ways in which Adolf Hitler tried to twist the ideas of Germany’s great philosophers;
Jane Draycott tells the story ofCleopatra’s extraordinarily successful daughter;
Charles Norton reveals what became of the last dodo;
Michael Burleigh finds surprising similarities between Presidents Eisenhower and Obama
From super-librarian @joycevalenza on her NeverEndingSearch blog: Black History Month resources specifically for high school educators.
Although Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore black history, it's important that teachers "reinforce that 'black history' is American history," writes Pat Russo in Dos and Don'ts of Teaching Black History Month. Keeping that in mind, in February, teachers can dig deeper into the history, provide students context, and connect the past to the present.
Dos and Don'ts of Teaching Black History Month. Keeping that in mind, in February, teachers can dig deeper into the history, provide students context, and connect the past to the present.
On Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: 'International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on January 27th. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The United States officially commemorates the Holocaust during Days of Remembrance, which is held each April, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising."
This one's for all you music teachers out there who are sick to death of the links I've been sharing with resources related to the coming elections. I think some history teachers might enjoy it, too.
History teachers, this one's for you. The National History Education Clearinghouse's site provides lots of great materials for Constitution Day (September 17th). If you're not familiar with teachinghistory.org, I highly recommend their site--down at the bottom right, under "Quick Links," you'll find the link to their HS resources page. Under "Outreach," you'll find the link to their Enewsletter, which is well worth getting if you teach history. Unlike many such newsletters, it doesn't show up in your inbox too frequently, and when it does, it's full of great ideas.
This month's Internet Scout Report, brought to you by the University of Wisconsin Madison's College of Letters and Sciences, includes annotated links to the following topics, resources and web tools: Bridging World History, American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, Earth Science World Image Bank, Indiana Magazine of History, Set in Stone: Building American's New Generation of Arts Facilities, Human Body Maps, Forest Resources Institute, Mary Binney Wheeler Image Collection, Digital Storytelling, American Democracy Project, Shelby, North Carolina, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, George McGovern Collection, Amelia Earhart, Creative Time, TweetInsight, and, finally, Do Share.
T. Mills Kelly encourages his students to deceive thousands of people on the Web. This has angered many, but the experiment helps reveal the shifting nature of the truth on the Internet.
Your librarian agrees that 21st Century information consumers and researchers need to be taught how to evaluate their online sources.