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U.S. History Lessons | Stanford History Education Group

U.S. History Lessons | Stanford History Education Group | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it

The United States Reading Like a Historian curriculum includes 71 stand-alone lessons organized within 11 units. These lessons span colonial to Cold War America and cover a range of political, social, economic, and cultural topics. Each lesson includes a 1-2 day plan that outlines the lesson’s activities and sets of adapted and modified documents along with guiding questions and graphic organizers to support student analysis, use of evidence, and development of historical claims. When appropriate, lessons also include original copies of documents. We encourage teachers to further adapt these lessons and materials for their particular classrooms.

 
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Learning to read like a historian means asking questions of primary texts. 

Resources for teachers using inquiry-based learning in US History classes
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For Teachers | Created Equal

For Teachers | Created Equal | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it

"The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films that are part of this project tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation."

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Resources for teachers address inquiry-based learning and Common Core State Standards.

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Bill Of Rights

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Check out the lesson I created on Blendspace
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Resources for Bill of Rights 8th grade history project.

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Bill of Rights Institute

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The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. It is the goal of the Institute to help the next generation understand the freedom and opportunity the Constitution offers. 
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Lesson plans, interactive games, and other resources for teachers and students. 

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U.S. History Lessons | Stanford History Education Group

U.S. History Lessons | Stanford History Education Group | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it

The United States Reading Like a Historian curriculum includes 71 stand-alone lessons organized within 11 units. These lessons span colonial to Cold War America and cover a range of political, social, economic, and cultural topics. Each lesson includes a 1-2 day plan that outlines the lesson’s activities and sets of adapted and modified documents along with guiding questions and graphic organizers to support student analysis, use of evidence, and development of historical claims. When appropriate, lessons also include original copies of documents. We encourage teachers to further adapt these lessons and materials for their particular classrooms.

 
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Great curriculum for inquiry-based learning!

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Learning to read like a historian means asking questions of primary texts. 

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Analyzing Primary Sources: Journalistic Analysis

Analyzing Primary Sources: Journalistic Analysis | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
Your assignment is to prepare to write an article to accompany the image you were given. Take time to carefully study the image details. Then brainstorm a list of questions you would need answered in order to write the article about this image.

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Great tie-in for our Picturing HIstory project

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8 graphic organizers for primary sources | Indiana Jen

8 graphic organizers for primary sources | Indiana Jen | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
These are some great tools. I'm definitely going to play with a few!

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For students who want to think like historians, these mnemonics would come in handy.

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments
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Great resources for ELA or Social Studies teachers!

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Teaching American History By Examining Our Collective Failures

Teaching American History By Examining Our Collective Failures | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it

"When I teach history, I look for the perspectives, the agenda, and the spin. I want students to know who’s telling the story and what they want us to believe. This is a challenge for students. It’s far easier to demand a right or a wrong answer."

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Alan November mentions this in his presentations.  Ask students to research the Iranian hostage crisis using non-US sources.  They first have to realize it wouldn't be called that in Iran.  

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America in Class | primary sources for history & literature teachers

America in Class | primary sources for history & literature teachers | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it

America in Class® is designed to promote the analytical skills called for in the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy in history and social studies:

identifying and evaluating textual evidence,determining central ideas,understanding the meanings of words,comprehending the structure of a text,recognizing an author’s point of view, andinterpreting content presented in diverse media, including visual images.
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Lessons, primary and secondary sources, and online seminars for teachers. Loads of links, too!

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Digital Vaults: National Archives Experience

Digital Vaults: National Archives Experience | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
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A visual exploration of a small portion of the National Archives resources. Great way to introduce students to the variety of primary source documents available.

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Calisphere - A World of Digital Resources

Calisphere - A World of Digital Resources | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
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Primary sources from the University of California's collection. Themed collections for educators.

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Introduction to Inquiry Based Learning

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Solid introduction for anyone new to inquiry-based learning.

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Cartoons and photos and maps, oh my! Analysis worksheets, evidence, and primary documents

Cartoons and photos and maps, oh my! Analysis worksheets, evidence, and primary documents | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
There's a cool buzz running through the history education world. Primary sources. Documents. Using evidence. Solving problems. Historical thinking. And that's a good thing. But I know that it can b...
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A veritable treasure trove fo worksheets to use for analysis!  No, I'm not a big worksheet fan, but these are a great introduction to thinking critically about primary source documents. Students (and honestly, teachers)  need tools like this as we make the transition from memorization to analysis.

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers
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Very thoughtful summary of the process!

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Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago - Engaging Youth in Democracy

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago - Engaging Youth in Democracy | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
"The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) strengthens American democracy by providing elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning about the Constitution to prepare them for informed civic engagement."

 

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Excellent teaching resources for Bill of Rights unit.

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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources - Edudemic

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources - Edudemic | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.
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Some new-to-me resources here!

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Constitute

The World's Constitutions to Read, Search and Compare
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Excellent resource! Students can search by country or topic.

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Princeton University Digital Library

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A beautiful variety of resources. Of special interest for US HIstory is the Sid Lapidus '59 collection of items from thepre- and Revolutionary War eras.  This resource was shared by LM_NET's Sybil Finemel.

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Why Students Should Discover The Liberty Bell's True History

Why Students Should Discover The Liberty Bell's True History | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it
As the new school year starts, there is value in asking all of our middle and high school students (at least) to think about something most will have heard of, but not thought about very deeply. Why?

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Thinking like a historian!

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A Democracy of Images

A Democracy of Images | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it

Photos from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Developing media literacy by studying primary source images is a critical thinking skill that often gets overlooked.  

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Activities | DocsTeach: The National Archives

Activities | DocsTeach: The National Archives | Inquiry-Based Learning-US History | Scoop.it

Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills.

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Be sure to register to have access to many more activities.  Interactive activities, Google maps--very engaging work that requires critical thinking!

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Smithsonian Institution Online

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Search millions of objects in the collections including photographs, artworks, artifacts, scientific specimens, manuscripts, sound records, and transcripts. These represent Art, Design, History, Culture, Science and Technology.
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Be sure to use the drop-down "search" button to limit your search to online media. Once you create a search, you can further limit your options on the results page. 

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Digital Collections - Library of Congress

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Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services at the Library of Congress
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Excellent resources for students!

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