Blogs tagged "primary sources"

Introducing Photogrammar to Teach Media Literacy and U.S. History

Children at the FSA (Farm Security Administration) Camelback Farms inspect the p
I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera. — Gordon ParksRead More »
Categories Closer Readings

Introducing American Art at the Core of Learning

Participants at American Art at the Core of Learning, courtesy Terra Foundation
Using art as a teaching resourceWhether you’re in the classroom or on a field trip, artworks are a fantastic way to engage students. But how do you go beyond art as illustration and use it as rich informational text? How do you deepen your skill set when integrating visual art into your curriculum?Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Five Essential Resources for Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt and United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lake
“One of the things people don’t understand about Eleanor Roosevelt, because she seemed so ladylike, and she has that aristocratic voice and that manner: she was tough as nails. In fact she was one of the best politicians of the 20th century.” — Geoffrey Ward, Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt was a key figure in some of the most important social reform movements of the twentieth century, including the Progressive movement, the New Deal, the Women's Movement, the struggle for racial justice, and the founding of the United Nations.Read More »
Categories Heritage Months

Exploring the Galapagos With Charles Darwin for National History Day 2016

Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin's voyage
Using Open Education Resources for National History DayI am a returning adult-student of 37, an intern with the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment project, and a tutor of English and History. This blog is designed to help you get started with a National History Day project by introducing some high-quality open educational resources funded by NEH.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

The Berlin Wall and Beyond: An Online High School Curriculum

Stalin arm wrestles Gorbachev in a work called "?" by Mikhail Nikolaevich Rozhde
The Berlin Wall & Beyond is an online high school curriculum for teaching World History, which focuses on the critical post-World War II period. Once united as allies in their war against the Nazis, the United States and the Soviet Union became the world’s competing powerbrokers for the next 40 years. Amidst the redrawing of national boundaries and the political realignments taking shape, Berlin quickly became the symbolic capital of the Cold War.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings