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Anthony Pellegrino's Teaching with Class in Mind

May 25 2011
How can you make history relevant to your students? Social studies/history education professor Anthony Pellegrino suggests teaching thematically—in this case, with class and labor. [...] »

Amy Trenkle on National History Day—It's More than Just a Day…and It's More than Just History

May 23 2011
National History Day's categories encourage students to develop 21st-century skills—but 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle says make sure they don't neglect the history! [...] »

Film Review: Titanic

May 18 2011
Are historical films like James Cameron's Titanic most useful as ways to interest students in history—or as primary sources for the present day? [...] »

Joe Jelen on Pocket Camcorders

May 11 2011
With pocket camcorders, you can direct a class full of filmmakers. Joe Jelen takes a look at these tiny tools. [...] »

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. [...] »

The Conspirator in the Classroom

Apr 15 2011
With the new film, The Conspirator, out in theaters, here are a few resources to help you explore the story of Mary Surratt and America's first presidential assassination. [...] »

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. [...] »

Copyright: Finding Images to Tell the Story of History

Mar 25 2011
Fair use? Public domain? Creative Commons? Find images of history that you can use to tell its story, without worrying about fees and fines. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Making Technology Work for Primary Students: Part Two

Mar 21 2011
Conventional applications of Web 2.0 tools expect students to read and write confidently. How can you adapt these tools to primary students who are still learning to do both? [...] »

Teaching and Learning History in the Digital Age (AHA 2011)

Mar 11 2011
Rwany Sibaja recaps our presentation at the 2011 American Historical Association conference in Boston. [...] »