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Anthony Pellegrino's Teaching with Class in Mind

How can you make history relevant to your students? Social studies/history [...] »

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

National History Day's categories encourage students to develop 21st-century [...] »

Cintia Cabib's Interdisciplinary Gardening

Walk through the history of student gardening with documentarian Cintia [...] »

Film Review: Titanic

Are historical films like James Cameron's Titanic most useful as [...] »

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2011

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

Jennifer Orr on Integrating History into 1st-grade Instruction

U.S. history doesn't usually have its own place in 1st-grade curriculum. How [...] »

Joe Jelen on Pocket Camcorders

With pocket camcorders, you can direct a class full of filmmakers. Joe Jelen [...] »

Michael Yell's Strategies for Using Primary Sources in Your Classroom

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

Ron Gorr on Go to the Source (GTTS) Activities

Primary sources are crucial for historical study. AP history teacher Ron [...] »

Jennifer Orr on VoiceThread

VoiceThread enables young learners to express their ideas without struggling [...] »