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Browse Blog - student activities

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Jennifer Orr on Integrating History into 1st-grade Instruction

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

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

Ron Gorr on Go to the Source (GTTS) Activities

Primary sources are crucial for historical study. AP history teacher Ron Gorr suggests ways to better incorporate them into lesson plans. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on VoiceThread

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

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

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

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

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

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? [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer's Vocabulary in Motion!

As spring weather approaches, are your students getting antsy? Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer gets students out of their seats with American Expansionism. [...] »

Michael Yell Motivates Students with the Mystery Strategy

Piece together history from a handful of clues with 7th-grade teacher Michael Yell's Mystery strategy. [...] »

Joe Jelen on Digital Timelines

Tired of using up rolls of butcher paper on making timelines? High-school teacher Joe Jelen recommends flexible online timeline-building tools, instead. [...] »