December 1, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 19

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 19 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Newest Lessons: Guided Primary Source Analyses   Elementary At School Lessons for My Community Shaping the Future by Preserving Our … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 18

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 18 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Latest Additions to the Lesson Library   Covering Mental Health Students explore how the press brings awareness to problems and helps support reform … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: What Are Primary Sources?

This definition from the Library of Congress provides a basic answer to the question above. “'Primary sources' are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience." To learn more, take a look at the videos below from the Library and the Minnesota Historical Society, a TPS Consortium partner. Then, dig deeper … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 17

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 17 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Most Recent Additions to the Lesson Library Absentee Voting & Voting by Mail Electoral College: Does Your Vote for President Count? I Am an American … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 16

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 16 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Elections Then & Now United States: Biggest Business in the World (ES, MS, HS) Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 15

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 15 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage   Primary Source Learning: Hispanic Points of View Our … [Read more...]

NHD 2021: Topic Selection, Research, Sources & More

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 2021 National History Day (NHD) theme Communication in History: The Key to Understanding? Does the topic relate to local or state history? Does the topic really interest you? Do you have a personal connection to the topic? (It’s not necessary but it can be a good … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 14

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 14 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Communities & Coalitions   Community Helpers Community Service: Washington Chapter Diana’s White House Garden Dolores Huerta: Building Coalitions to … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 13

  Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 13 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Declaration of Independence & the U.S. Constitution   Six lessons related to the Declaration on of … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 12

  Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 12 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate New Lessons: Pairing Picture Books & Primary Sources   All the Way to the Top Students investigate the ideas behind the movement that made … [Read more...]