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What I Learned Teaching APUSH 2014-2015 Part Two

Waylon Lewallen is an APUSH teacher at Spring Hill High School, Hope, Arkansas.
Part Two Last week I discussed my experiences retooling the APUSH course to meet the new mandates set by the College Board. This week, I’ll talk about my experience as a table leader at the APUSH reading.Read More »
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What I Learned Teaching APUSH 2014–2015 Part One

Waylon Lewallen is an APUSH teacher at Spring Hill High School, Hope, Arkansas.
As teachers around the nation begin their summer filled with professional and staff development, school improvement meetings, curriculum planning, as well as anxiously awaiting the results of the year’s standardized tests, one item (for many) tends to take precedent: How did my students fare on the Advanced Placement tests? For those of us who teach Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH), the doubts and worries go much deeper than test scores. It is: “Did I teach my students correctly according to the new APUSH redesign?”“Are we preparing correctly?”Read More »
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Exploring Informational Texts: African American Culture and History

"Creole in a Red Headdress" by Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans
In February, we offered an overview and a sampling of EDSITEment’s rich collection of resources for Black History Month. We pointed out that African American History could and should be taught throughout the year and integrated across the curriculum. We promised to have more to say about how to do this in future postings.Read More »
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Black History Month and the Classroom

Engraving from daguerrotype of Frederick Douglass as a young man
Where there is no struggle, there is no progress.—Frederick DouglassFor Black History Month 2014, EDSITEment offers a revised and updated version of our Guide to Teaching Resources.Read More »
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Seven Ways to Teach the United States Constitution for September 17

"We the People" from the U.S. Constitution
On September 17 every U.S. educational institution that receives federal grant money is required by law to teach about the United States Constitution. EDSITEment was one of the first federal agencies to establish a Constitution Day feature and over the years it has evolved into a robust minisite of many lessons, vetted websites, games, and videos.Read More »
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