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Browse Blog - examples of teaching

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Jennifer Orr on Integrating History into 1st-grade Instruction

May 16 2011
U.S. history doesn't usually have its own place in 1st-grade curriculum. How can you integrate it with other subjects? [...] »

Michael Yell's Strategies for Using Primary Sources in Your Classroom

May 9 2011
Combine strategies to create new techniques! Mike Yell combines DBQs and Response Groups. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on VoiceThread

May 2 2011
VoiceThread enables young learners to express their ideas without struggling to write them down, says 1st-grade teacher Jennifer Orr. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino's Classroom Simulations: Begin with Paris

Apr 27 2011
Re-enact the Paris Peace Conference with your students, and let them experience dissatisfaction (or satisfaction) with the results themselves. [...] »

Diana Laufenberg on Teaching History Thematically

Apr 20 2011
Teaching chronologically is not always effective. Check out these tips to create a more unique learning experience. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino's Into the Weeds: Harnessing the Power of Music to Teach Social Studies

Apr 11 2011
Present the context first, or later? Teaching with music can be valuable both ways, says teacher educator Anthony Pellegrino. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino: Reexamining Pre-service Field Experience

Feb 28 2011
How can pre-service experience better serve new U.S. history teachers? Universities and K–12 institutions need to form better links, says assistant professor of social studies/history education Anthony Pellegrino [...] »

Ron Gorr's Trifecta: Primary Sources, Technology, and Student Interaction in One Activity!

Feb 7 2011
How can you bring 21st-century teaching into curriculum you've already developed and use? AP U.S. History teacher Ron Gorr substituted online and in-person research and discussion for a quiz and a lecture. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on Mental Maps in American History

Jan 31 2011
Understanding geography is essential to understanding history. By drawing their own maps, students can create multipurpose tools for visualizing and remembering history, says eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer. [...] »

Michael Yell on Developing a Climate of Engagement

Jan 18 2011
Former NCSS president and 7th-grade teacher Michael Yell shares his first-day teaching strategies for upper elementary and secondary. [...] »

 
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