November 15, 2018

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Learning from the Source: Addressing the Gettysburg Address

This lesson may be completed in whole or in part, depending on the needs of your students and the time that you have. FOCUS QUESTION In what ways is equality a proposition, or belief, worth fighting for? LESSON OVERVIEW Students will consider whether equality is important to our democracy as they develop a deep understanding […]

Citizen U: Interdisciplinary Civics Lessons

Citizen U integrates inquiry-based civics across core curriculum disciplines—English-language arts, math, science, and social studies—in elementary, middle school, and high school grades. Created through a grant awarded by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources TPS program, Citizen U is a collaboration of the Barat Education Foundation, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and DePaul University’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning. Get the Lessons! Download […]

Primary Source Review: October 16-31, 2018

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared October 16-31, 2018 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom, and more! We’ve got Civics, History, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, […]

NHD 2019: Choosing a Topic for a History Project & Getting Started

The graphic above from the Chicago Metro History Fair (CMHF) is a great encapsulation of how to choose a topic for a history fair project. In addition, ask yourself the questions listed below. Does the topic relate to the 2019 National History Day (NHD) theme: Triumph & Tragedy in History? For Illinois students, does the topic relate to local […]

NHD 2019: 20th-Century World History

Spanish Influenza: The Tragedy of a Deadly Virus in Wartime The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu) timeline and select historical newspaper articles Influenza 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Spanish flu 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Influenza spread by droplets sprayed from nose and throat U. S. Treasury dept. Public health service, 1918 Joint Resolution To aid […]

Citizen U Webinar: Should the Government Ever Censor the Press?

Citizen U lessons infuse civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the core subjects in elementary, middle, and high school grades. This interactive webinar featured practice with interdisciplinary civics, inquiry-based learning, and teaching with primary sources, and provided information about free middle and high school lessons that can be used in either ELA or social studies classes. […]

NHD 2019: World History Before the 20th Century

Athens, Sparta, and the Battle of Marathon History of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus 1875 History of Persia: Battle of Marathon History of Greece Volume 5 .pdf file (use find function to find mentions of Marathon) H.Res.1704 – Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon 111th Congress (2009-2010) Athens primary […]

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