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A Summary of the Civil War

This nine minute video provides an overall summary of the Civil War. It summarizes the advantages of the North and the South and then gives brief accounts of...

 

This nine minutes worth, a good review for a test... no fireworks or lasers ... it's not Avatar, but it'll tell you what you need to know.


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This is an awesome video that summarizes the Civil War in a brief video.  I would use this video because it is brief video that makes alot of important points that go along with the Civil War. I would use this video to accompany a lecture, or used as a review of the unit because many points that I would talk about are also part of this video.  This is also smart because some students will need this because they are visual learners and will need the repitition in order to understand, and learn the information.

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Megan McManus's curator insight, June 26, 2013 10:46 AM

Main ideas of the war found here!

Mrs. Sanchez's curator insight, April 27, 2015 8:10 PM

Good overview

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Teaching History With Film: 'Lincoln,' 'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Teaching History With Film: 'Lincoln,' 'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' | History education | Scoop.it
We offer ways you can approach "Lincoln", "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" in the classroom, with critical thinking questions and related Times resources.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This year I had thel pleasure of watching all three of these movies, and realized I could use them in the classroom, and the students would enjoy it and also it would fit a few lessons.  In each film I would talk about bias, because all the movies only show one side of the story.... The American side.. I could also use these to talk about the idea of American heroes.   This article gives great advice on the things that teachers and students should be looking for in each movie. 

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Lucas Sponsler's curator insight, January 25, 2013 3:27 PM

The old stereotypical social studies lesson plan of starting the movie and then sitting in the back of the class and drawing up practice plans, well, there's a reason stereotypes exist. However, if used well, a movie can be a powerful educational tool.

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50 Core Documents | Teaching American History

50 Core Documents | Teaching American History | History education | Scoop.it

Our list of 50 Core Documents invites teachers and citizens alike to join in this American political dialogue. And because these documents can help citizens better understand the true principles of liberty and acquire the prudence needed to apply them in the varying circumstances of American politics, we consider them to be essential reading for high school students, who will have the responsibility of sustaining and administering our republic in the future.


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This is a very cool site which contains 50 documents from American History.  I would use this in my history classroom because many of this documents are covered, and necessary in a high school history class.  I would use this site to study some of the documents with the students, as well as a reference that the students can go back to outside of the classroom.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:49 AM
50 of the most important primary source documents for the #social studies classroom
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Technology in the classroom - Shoshone News Press

Technology in the classroom - Shoshone News Press | History education | Scoop.it
Technology in the classroom
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Hanan said there were somewhere around 250 teachers and administrators who were working in small group sessions to better understand blending technology into the classroom.
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Technology is something that as a future teacher I hope to incorporate as much as possible.  This allows to students to create their own understandings, and hold their interest compared to just listening to a teacher lecture, and not relate to them in anyway.  I would recommend this to history teachers that only teach from the textbook. I will use this just to reassure myself that technology is worth while, and is something I need to use to increase student interest, and allow students to somewhat teach themselves. 

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A How-To Guide to Making History Fun for Kids - Patch.com

A How-To Guide to Making History Fun for Kids - Patch.com | History education | Scoop.it
A How-To Guide to Making History Fun for KidsPatch.comAuthor Lytton Strachey wrote that historians are “explorer[s] of the past,” but I argue that they are also predictors of the future.

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This is a great article on making history fun for students.  The artickle names several ways to make history fun and enjoyable by making it relatable and making it about the student. one fun technique I noticed was to trace their family history.  This would be a fun activity that I think would be worth while in a history classroom. 

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We're Teaching History Wrong (Memorization?)

We're Teaching History Wrong (Memorization?) | History education | Scoop.it
For many students, history is not presented as an edifying learning experience but rather a litany of disconnected events, writes Vicky Schippers.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Very interesting article.  The author speaks of students that do not connect themselves to history, and instead they are just overwhelmed by the facts, and dates.  I think we see this much  much more in our students today.  I would use this article to realize that sometimes I need to change my strategies to get through to students.  I think this makes me realize that we need to make history relatable to the students.  I would use this for myself just to remember to make everything relatable because we saw how much more interested the student was once it was relatable. 

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Enchanting Colorized Photos Breathe New Life Into History

Enchanting Colorized Photos Breathe New Life Into History | History education | Scoop.it
Dana Keller is resurrecting the shadows of history, one photo at a time. Keller, a graduate student at Simmons College, is studying to become a historical archivist.

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This is a very interesting and cool gallery that could be used in a history class room.  i think this should be used in a classroom because it brings us closer to these very famous images.  When we look at black and white images we may feel so distant, and unconnected but really we are connected very closely to this pictures, and the color makes is feel closer.  I would use these photos when we talked about each topic. You could also use this during a unit on technological advancement. These photos make these characters more relatable to us today. 

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