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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. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Primary Sources in Primary Classrooms

Jun 29 2011
Many primary sources are text-heavy. Jennifer Orr asks where do you find sources appropriate for pre-literate students? Try art, photos, and other visual sources! [...] »

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. [...] »

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. [...] »

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! [...] »

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2011

May 17 2011
Scratch the surface of Asian Pacific American history this May, and keep digging. [...] »

Joe Jelen on the New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Apr 25 2011
This digitized photographs contained in this collection can be incorporated into lesson plans in a variety of exciting ways. [...] »

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. [...] »

Searching for Sesquicentennial Sources

Apr 1 2011
Teaching the Civil War? With the sesquicentennial kicking off, resources are popping up left and right! [...] »

Joe Jelen on Google's Art Project

Mar 28 2011
Budget cuts mean field trip cuts, right? Wrong! Check out high school teacher Joe Jelen's summary of this impressive new tool from Google. [...] »

 
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