New York Daily News Labor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the history New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Monday is the day to celebrate the American worker and his sacrifices and economic and social achievements.
"From the scrunchies and jean jackets that dominated the 1980s to the plaid shirts and heavy boots that defined 1990s grunge, everyone has their favorite teenage fashion trend. But what would we have worn if we were flower children of the 1970s or flappers of the 1920s? Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub was able to paint a picture by depicting each decade's quintessential mainstream and counterculture looks. Using herself as a model and tinting each picture to realistically reflect the technology of the decade, Hartlaub's "Counter // Culture" photo project catalogs nearly 100 years of fashion history from 1920 through today."
Here is a great photo study to use when teaching counterculture. Students often have difficulty seeing persons in other eras as anything but "foreign". This photo study may also help students convey a sense of familiarity across time and social groups.
TEST This Is Our Classroom Of Wisdom: 10 Statements of Affirmation by TeachThought Staff This is part one in our four-part “This is our classroom” series, one that will help you and your students take a look at your classroom as a “whole...
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.
This is a set of 10 activities that all use New York Times resources are all connected to the National Geography Standards and applicable to any social studies classroom. It's great to see geography getting this publicity in the NY Times, but it's fantastic to have these easy-to-use ideas for the classroom that are rich in content.
"I’ve been teaching social studies (grades 6-12) for the past nine years. During that time I have spent countless hours during my weekends, holidays, and evenings scouring the net looking for material that was relevant and engaging. Time and again I ran into the Three Bears syndrome where I found a ton of material that catered to elementary kids and college scholars but there was a big hole where middle and high school should have been. So, I've set out to write my own e-resource that incorporates the best of the world wide web."
The site offers an engaging approach for students with a mix of student-friendly writing and embedded video. A certain irreverence is built into the writing and I have not found any reviews of the content accuracy, but the site is worth a look for engaging material.
An interesting commentary. Many see a solid tie to literacy as a way of ensuring social studies relevance in a Common Core world, but others fear social studies will be subsumed under a enlarged English Language Arts focus.
Free digital textbooks available through the Georgia Department of Education Valdosta Daily Times They cover an array of content areas in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, CTAE Electives, and several World Languages (Spanish, German,...
New York Times The New History Wars New York Times WASHINGTON — WITH the news dominated by stories of Americans dying at home and abroad, it might seem trivial to debate how history is taught in our schools.
It appears that this thing called the "Internet" held all kinds of promise when I graduated high school. Simply dialing your rotary phone connected you to at least 6 newspapers in America where you could download text of their stories...in just 2 hours! Imagine the possibilities!
"For at least a decade, immigration has been in the headlines and have shaped the way students and their families think about immigration. They have opinions; many have first-person experience. That range of opinion and experience makes teaching about current immigration policy a daunting task, one that some teachers choose to avoid. Everyone—across the political spectrum—agrees that our current immigration system is broken. Although it’s by no means certain that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, the issues are too important not to discuss in class. And, the issues are perennial. We face many of the same questions policymakers have faced since the 1790s."
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