August 2015 Blog Posts

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 »
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Encouraging Grit in Students

Marine in final sprint of 15 mile run, holding backpack
Grit – the key to success!"It doesn't matter if people are playing jazz or writing poetry—if they want to be successful, they need to learn how to persist and persevere, how to keep on working until the work is done". — Jonah Lehrer, Imagine: How Creativity WorksRead More »
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Back to School with Resources

Student on computer with word clud around him
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. —William Butler Yeats As you prepare to open your classroom this fall discover new ways to ignite your students’ imaginations and critical thinking with two new Back to School features from EDSITEment:Read More »
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Balancing Technology and the Humanities

Common Core word cloud
Ashley Kim is an intern this summer at EDSITEment. She is a rising senior in the Department of Politics at Princeton University with interests in American politics and political theory. Read More »
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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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