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

Teaching A People's History - Free lessons & Resources for K12 | Teaching History | 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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Revisiting a Piece of American History

The US, as a country, has had a long and colorful history. That being the case, it should be no surprise to anyone that there are a number of cities and places in the US that have changed hands from one generation to the next. One city that has been a chartered town since the 19th century is Norcross. Don’t let this fool you, however, as Norcross has a history that is much older than that.

Norcross is considered to be Gwinnett County’s second oldest city. It sits along the eastern continental divide, which was once considered to be a travel route of the Creek and Cherokee Indians. During the 19th century, two forts were put in place – the Fort Daniel and the Peachtree Fort. It was also during this time that Norcross experienced rapid growth. This, unfortunately, has had a negative impact on the surrounding towns of Pinckneyville and Flint Hill, which once had benefitted greatly from the stagecoach route of Norcross.

Norcross, however, is much more than history. A quick visit to this town would bring visitors to such sites as the Gwinnett Arena, the Lake Lanier, Mall of Georgia, the Forum, the Stone Mountain, and the PIckneyville Park and Recreation, to name a few.

If you would like to make the most of everything that Norcross, as well as nearby areas, has offer, all you have to do is book yourself in any of the hotels in Norcross Atlanta. One hotel that tends to stand out from the rest is the Days Inn and Suites Norcross. Guests to this hotel can enjoy such amenities as high speed Internet access in public areas as well as in the business center, use of hot tub indoor, indoor pool, and heated pool.

To book a room for your visit to Norcross, or just to know more about Days Inn and Suites Norcross, simply visit http://www.indembsudan.com/44593/28.htm .

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Days Inn and Suites Norcross Atlanta NE Peachtree
5385 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Ind
Norcross, GA 30092 US
Phone: 1-770-416-9021
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5 Resources For Lessons On American History-Learnist

5 Resources For Lessons On American History-Learnist | Teaching History | Scoop.it

"Let’s take a look at American History resources on Learnist. These five featured US history boards allow us to take a look at slices of the nation, from military to political to social history."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:39 PM

Learnist has many great resources and this post shares five that look at various times in American History. Check the list below to see if any are on interest to you (quoted from post):

* The New Deal -  primary source images and posters that can be used to study the CCC, Depression, and New Deal. She also includes articles to provide information about this period.

* American Revolution - an interesting approach to curating the Revolution, choosing material that provides a comparative study between the American and Egyptian revolutions, as well as other learnings about the founding of our nation.

* The Nastiest Campaigns in American History - [a look at] the worst mudslinging in election history.

* American Civil War -  outstanding resource for teaching the American Civil War–there are causes and effects there, as well as links to excellent online resources and documentaries.

* Protest: Music and Movements that Shaped Society - protest in American social history


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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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The world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience! 

 

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins.

 

Founded in 1965 by Detroit obstetrician Dr. Charles Wright


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moniqueblog.net's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:18 PM

Sadly, I didn't know about this museum until now. Now I'm enlightened. 

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6 American History Apps Perfect For Summer Learning - Edudemic

6 American History Apps Perfect For Summer Learning - Edudemic | Teaching History | Scoop.it
It's Independence Day here in the U.S. and what better way to learn on this holiday than some powerful American history apps?

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Jeanne Mayo's curator insight, July 30, 2013 3:20 PM

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Books on American history

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The perfect American history book would be produced by five historians: a Black American, a Native American, a White American, an Asian American and a Latino American. They would each have equal editorial control, with the Native American as the head.


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:06 PM

I have read Nell Irvin Painter's book "The History of White People" and can attest that she's a great writer who provides a good amount of detail while being accessible at the same time. When I say accessible, I mean she doesn't write only at the level of genius professor.


I have a different James W. Loewen book called "Teaching What Really Happened". I haven't finished it yet but what I have read is really good. He has other books I want to read: Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism; The Mississippi Chinese : Between Black and White.
All his books have around four out of five stars on Amazon.


I have heard good things about "Occupied America: A History of Chicanos". It has around 4 stars on Amazon and is in it's 7th edition now.