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Building Background Knowledge for English Language Learners

Mar 3 2012
How can we help our 5th-grade ELL students build background and make connections with our social studies curriculum? [...] »

Rubrics for Learning Menus

Mar 3 2012
Creating the perfect rubric is an impossible task. Creating a usable, easily adaptable rubric, however, is within your grasp. [...] »

Sifting for Sources

Nov 11 2011
Curious to discover how to introduce young learners to primary and secondary sources? Click here now! [...] »

Stop and Source!

Nov 11 2011
Students get more out of historical photographs when they take the time to explore who took them, where, and why. [...] »

Tips and Tricks for Using Graphic Organizers

Sep 9 2011
Graphic organizers can be tricky. Check out these tips on how to keep them simple! [...] »

Slave Badges

Sep 9 2011
Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build a lesson for 4th graders around them? [...] »

Making the Most of Maps

Jun 6 2011
Have you always wanted to use maps in your classroom, but been unsure how to do so? [...] »

Setting the Tone: Introducing Students to World War II

Jun 6 2011
Whichever lesson you pick, make sure it meets your learning goals. [...] »

Storytelling with Scrapbooks

May 5 2011
Be a creative teacher—use scrapbooks in YOUR history classroom! [...] »

Let's Get Folky

Nov 11 2010
Looking for a way to spice up your lesson plans? Try incorporating folk music! [...] »