Category Archives: History

The Bill of Rights

Read the United States Bill of Rights, which was proposed by James Madison.  Older students may find the Bill of Rights in its original form here. Younger students may read the amendments using  Fact Monster. Select three of the first ten amendments … Continue reading

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Learning About the Presidency

  February provides educators an opportunity to instruct students on the office of the President as well as specific information on Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.  With this year’s Inauguration recently completed, students may be curious about the lives of … Continue reading

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Inspiration Maps for the iPad

Inspiration Maps is a visual learning tool for the iPad.  Users of Inspiration and Kidspiration know that this product is great for helping students build knowledge, review for tests, organize thoughts for writing and analyze information. Here’s a suggestion for use: … Continue reading

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National Parks

Students will investigate National Parks by using a variety of reference materials and online sites. By understanding the significance of the various National Parks, students will be able to answer the essential question, “What measures are being taken to preserve our … Continue reading

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Democracy Kids

Democracy Kids is an interactive website that presents information on Legislators and Congress.  The site is colorful and user friendly, providing information in an easy to understand format. How does government affect our lives?  How can we make a difference? … Continue reading

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Lit2Go: Civil Rights

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence Up from … Continue reading

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Technology Integration Sample

The Technology Integration Matrix is a valuable resource for teachers to gain insight into the creation of lessons that help students reach the Infusion and Transformation levels. The selected sample is a “Biography of Thomas Jefferson” student project.  Take a … Continue reading

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Learning history through gaming

I first saw this in the Big Deal Book for Spring 2012.  MissionUS is a multimedia approach for learning history (grades 5-8) through interactive games.  The blog post written by Ryan Dube, September 2010, does a great job of describing the games.  The educator guides … Continue reading

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Civics Education

Public education must be certain all students understand their rights and responsibilities of being an American citizen. Civics lessons are included in classrooms K-12 and include teaching students to respect the rights of others, to obey rules and laws and to … Continue reading

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Kindle Class Connection

Did you know that you don’t need a Kindle to read a Kindle book?  Did you know you can download the Kindle app to your computer, iPhone, or iPod Touch?  The Kindle app is free and there are about 1.8 million … Continue reading

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