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Teaching A People's History - Free lessons & Resources for K12

Teaching A People's History - Free lessons & Resources for K12 | History teaching | Scoop.it
Free lessons and resources for teaching people’s history in K-12 classrooms. For use with books by Howard Zinn and others on multicultural, women’s, and labor history.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:31 AM

This is American-based but has some great ideas for Indigenous studies and perhaps Asian studies as well. 

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The History of Chemical Warfare

The History of Chemical Warfare | History teaching | Scoop.it

"The history of chemical weapons is largely a history of occasions on which they have not been used. This is in part because they were prohibited—indeed, they were banned before they were actually used."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:23 PM

Syria's uses of chemical weapons has raised concern to prevention the proliferation and usage of weapons of these sorts. 

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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam | History teaching | Scoop.it

"Staff Sergeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., cradles a critically ill Vietnamese infant. The child was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing. This image, with this caption, was originally published in Vol. 3 No. 53 of Tropic Lightning News, December 30, 1968."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 2013 2:44 PM

This gallery of 46 vintage images of the Vietnam War (primarily of U.S. GI's) shows the humanity and the pains of war.  This photoessay is very informative and moving.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:42 AM

Charlie Haughey was assigned as a staff photographer in Vietnam, and took over 2000 photos during his 18 month tour.  The negatives sat for 40 years...until now.  

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Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone'

Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' | History teaching | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 13, 2014 11:41 AM

Sometimes it's horrible events like these that leads to great steps towards progress.