Blogs tagged "analysis"

Women’s History through Chronicling America

National American Woman Suffrage Association Parade, 1913
Mary Downs and Leah Weinryb Grohsgal are NEH Program Officers in the Division of Preservation and AccessRead More »
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Igniting a Passion for History with Chronicling America

"Daily Missourian" headline from 1917
So many of our students arrive with a negative impression of the discipline of history. They have come to the conclusion that the study of history is about memorizing a ton of dull facts. Why wouldn’t they feel this way? It is not until later in life that they will be exposed to the real work of historians through taking an upper-level college history course or researching family genealogy. It is through piecing together a compelling and insightful narrative from primary sources that students begin to understand that history is based on evidence and inference, insight and analysis.Read More »
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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 »
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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’s happening to the APUSH course and exam? Part Two

Waylon Lewallen is an APUSH Teacher at Spring Hill High School, Hope, Arkansas.Last week I discussed the changes to the APUSH course and promised a further discussion about changes to the exam.The AP US History exam is three hours and 15 minutes long and includes both a 100-minute multiple choice/short answer section (Part I) and a 95-minute free response section (Part II). Each section is divided into two parts.Read More »
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