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These are nice and quick ways to either wrap up a lesson and assess understanding or to get the class energized for the topic of that day. Trusted source in C-Span and primary sources are always something you want in class.
Social studies teachers Jody and Shara describe some ways they've been successful in getting student groups to team up effectively and share the work load.
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This has a lot of practical topics that face anyone in a middle school teaching environment, from managing group work, encouraging those reluctant learners, and professional development ideas for teachers.
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.
William Still, Philadelphian and son of a formerly enslaved woman who had escaped to freedom before his birth, was a prominent conductor on the Underground Railroad. Starting in 1852, Still recorded details about each fugitive he encountered, writing down names, ages, skills, status of family members, names of slaveowners, and...
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Excellent exercise in practicing decision making skills set in an important time period in U.S. history. Students will enjoy the interactive nature and Honest Abe guiding them through the events in his life when he had important decisions to make. I also appreciate the various options so that it can run on computers in class that do not have Flash.
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