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Browse Blog - primary sources

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Teaching with Food

Oct 15 2012
Teach with all five senses, including taste! [...] »

Joe Jelen on Political Cartoons 2.0

May 21 2012
Find, analyze, and create political cartoons that address any issue in U.S. history! [...] »

Joe Jelen: Old Newspapers Find a Home in New Technology

Oct 10 2011
Newspapers are alive and well in the U.S. history classroom. [...] »

Civil War Poster!

Sep 6 2011
What can a quilt, a map, some photographs, a haversack, and a receipt tell you about the past? [...] »

Comic Books in the History Classroom

Jul 9 2011
Comic books as primary sources? Bring superheroes into the classroom with these six historical themes. [...] »

An Ear for the Past: The National Jukebox

Jul 2 2011
Catchy primary sources? You bet! With the Library of Congress's National Jukebox, get your students humming history. [...] »

Questioning History Using the Census

Jun 25 2011
Historian Alex Stein poses questions about population shift in Detroit, and models using census data and other sources to answer his question. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino on Teaching Segregated History

Jun 8 2011
Anthony Pellegrino explores the history of one segregated school, and complicates his understanding of a traditional textbook narrative. [...] »

Ron Gorr on Socratic Seminars with Primary Documents

Jun 6 2011
Anchor Socratic seminars in primary sources and watch your students work together to arrive at historical understanding. [...] »

Joe Jelen's Ads as Primary Sources: The Ad Council's Historic Campaigns

May 31 2011
Advertisements don't always use ideas to sell products—sometimes they use ideas to sell ideas. Explore the ideas the Ad Council's PSAs have sold, Joe Jelen suggests. [...] »

 
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