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What if Twitter was around at the time of the American Revolution? British r Coming. Pls RT!

What if Twitter was around at the time of the American Revolution? British r Coming. Pls RT! | US History | Scoop.it
Omg..... I was laughing when I saw this. I immediately thought of this as a potential activity for students to do on any topic.
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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, January 28, 2013 1:51 PM

This is a very smart idea. There are so many applications for this in any history class and it would require students to consider perspectives and context, and make the connection via modern media. Genius! It reminds me of College Humor's "Facebook History of the World."

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We Hold These Tweets To Be Self-Evident [COMIC]

We Hold These Tweets To Be Self-Evident [COMIC] | US History | Scoop.it
If the U.S. Founding Fathers had Twitter at their disposal in 1776, there's no telling what sort of social media hijinks would have ensued.
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Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name | US History | Scoop.it
"Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II" (2012) is a PBS television documentary based on the 2008 book of the same name by Douglas A. Blac...
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Sara Samples's curator insight, September 11, 2013 5:20 PM

Rights and Responsibilities.

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The Bomb Sends a Message to the World - Untold History

The Bomb Sends a Message to the World - Untold History | US History | Scoop.it
Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of The Untold History of the Unites States): The atomic bomb did not end the war with Japan, it was a threat to the Soviet Union that the US would dominate the post-war world (Video: The Bomb Sends a Message...
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Slave Routes: A Global Vision

The film presents the diverse histories and heritages stemming from the global tragedy of the slave trade and slavery. Through the compilation of images, his...
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Ration Coupon for Meat, Fats, Fish, and Cheeses
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Ration Coupon for Meat, Fats, Fish, and Cheeses<br/>... | US History | Scoop.it
“ Ration Coupon for Meat, Fats, Fish, and Cheeses From the Records of the Office of Price Administration ” The rationing of meat, butter, and cheese began during World War II on March 29, 1943.
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History and Common Core Lessons & Resources

History and Common Core Lessons & Resources | US History | Scoop.it

These fabulous sites contain a variety of topic background information, primary sources, literacy scaffolds, discussion questions, and connections to the Common Core in history. The last couple are great for lesson planning.

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The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan ~ The US History

The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan ~ The US History | US History | Scoop.it
The US History: The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan: The History of the United States and the American History.
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Sandra Oh reads Yuri Kochiyama

Actress Sandra Oh reads the speech given by Yuri Kochiyama who was held in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Part of a reading from Voices of a People'...
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Wounded Knee Site for Sale, Stirring Controversy

Wounded Knee Site for Sale, Stirring Controversy | US History | Scoop.it
The location of an infamous massacre in 1890, and a violent standoff in 1973 again becomes the subject of introspection and dispute. (Wounded Knee is a key moment in Native American & US relations.
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The Feminine Mystique and the Feminist Mistake

The Feminine Mystique and the Feminist Mistake | US History | Scoop.it
Feminist Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique actually had limiting consequences for women.
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Today's Document: Archive

Today's Document: Archive | US History | Scoop.it

Today's Document Archive from the National Archives- GREAT primary resources for class especially warm ups!

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American President: A Reference Resource

In-depth information on each U.S. President and administration, reviewed by leading scholars.
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American History: Westward Expansion Brings Explorers, Settlers in Contact ... - Voice of America

American History: Westward Expansion Brings Explorers, Settlers in Contact ... - Voice of America | US History | Scoop.it
Voice of AmericaAmerican History: Westward Expansion Brings Explorers, Settlers in Contact ...Voice of AmericaListen to this story in high-quality 192 kbps audio (or right-click/option-click to save) Welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American...
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darlene gaines's curator insight, September 25, 2013 3:15 PM

The audio that goes with the reading is fantastic. It would be very instrumental for instructing a struggling readier in the 5th grade.

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New York raids its attic and finds US history

New York raids its attic and finds US history | US History | Scoop.it
ALBANY | New York's Capitol has been the workplace of future presidents, Supreme Court justices, premier thinkers and even scoundrels.
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RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Roger Williams, the First ...

RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Roger Williams, the First ... | US History | Scoop.it
It isn't often that public lectures on early American history fill large meeting spaces to their capacity. But such was the case on the evening of January 11, 2012, when several hundred people packed into the normally ...
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Foreign Policy: American Exeptionalism: A History : NPR

Foreign Policy: American Exeptionalism: A History : NPR | US History | Scoop.it
In honor of the nation's birthday, Foreign Policy's Uri Friedman highlights some choice moments in our nation's unique brand of patriotism.
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