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Teaching History

 

Historical Thinking

Themes History Sites

Design

Lessons

Multimedia

Primary

Sources

Standards

&

Common Core

Geography

Class

Management

Creating

Websites

Powerpoints

 
WHY?

Why study American history?

American Historical Society

Why study World History?

World History For Us All

 

What is Historiography?

 

"Historiography is the study of how history itself is written or handed down throughout the ages. It takes into consideration the various means by which a historical source is formed, such as the credibility of the sources used, the motives of the author composing the history, and its authenticity. Historiography can be regarded as a form of meta-history.

The word history comes from the Ancient Greek "historia," which means "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation." The existence of historical sources provides valuable information concerning the past. Historiographers tend to differentiate these sources in terms of written and oral histories. Oral history is a more dynamic because it is spread by word of mouth, while written history is fixed and emphasizes the recording of facts.

Historiography tries to place these various sources into a specific context. This means that the historiographer does not merely accept the content of a source at face value, but traces the source looking for various motifs in its formation. One can understand a historical source as conceived from within a certain perspective and with a precise objective tied to its very production. Historical events can be seen as biased by the particularities of their recording and presentation. The historiographer acts like a history detective, seeking to unravel the logic of the production of history."

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-historiography.htm

 

What is Historical Thinking?

Historical Thinking Matters.com

Web Sites to Practice Historical Thinking

Historical Thinking Exercises (interesting web site)

America's History in the Making

HTM: Historical Thinking Matters

 

Primary Sources

 

Why Use Primary Sources to teach History?

It's in the California Framework! SCORE: Skills to be taught in History

National Archives

American Memory (Library of Congress)

Wisconsin Historical Society

Some places to find Primary Sources...

EduPlace
Library of Congress
National Archives
Fordham.edu
Calisphere
Infomine.ucr.edu

Crossroads

Guides and Templates for Analyzing Sources

Library of Congress: Creating Lessons with Primary Sources

Guide to analyzing a source: SOAPS

NARA's Document Analysis Worksheets

Smithsonian Analysis Worksheets (6 handouts / good for world history)

 

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THEMES

U.S. History

THE SUPERCONCEPTS.pdf

Using the Themes / Concepts to Pose Essential Questions

 

World History

THE SUPERCONCEPTS.pdf

Using G.R.A.P.E.S.

World History For Us All.sdsu.edu

PDF file on World History Themes

PDF file on College Board.com


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Standards and Skills

SCORE: Framework and Standards

SCORE: Skills to be taught in History

SCORE: Resources

CTAP Online Course Models

Sample STAR Questions


Common Core

 

California Common Core

 

Common Core for English Language Arts in History/Social Studies

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                                             Collection of Web Sites

BestHistorySites.net
Teachinghistory.org

Historymatters.gmu.edu
Nara Digital Classroom (National Archives)
American Memory (Library of Congress)
Digital History
Historyplace.com/
Eyewitness to History
Hyperhistory.com
History Channel.com
Center for History and Media

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
History of Today
ushistory.org
Resinger.indiana.edu
Sabato's web site

 

Analyzing Art

Met Museum
Picturing America
Smithsonian Landscape painting
American Art

PBS Images of the West
America's Library
 

Find Lesson Plans for all Subjects

 

Edsitement
Innovative classroom.com
C-Span Classroom
Cloudnet.com

The Teacher's Corner.net
Discovery Channel.com
Kid's Online Resources

 

 

Geography
 

Why Study Geography?

My Wonderful World

 

5 Themes of Geography and activities:

5 Themes of Geography

National Geographic.com

 

Links...

Geography.about.com: links

Population Reference Bureau

CIA World Factbook

NASA for Kids

My Wonderful World

National Geography lessons

Discovery lessons

Top rated geography lessons

National Geography videos

Maps to download and Interactive maps

National Geographic Xpeditions (download maps and lessons)

Education Place (download maps)

National Atlas.gov (check out the dynamic maps!)

Atlapedia.com (maps to view)

Geography Quiz: The World

Interactive Map the U.S. and the World

National Geographic Map Machine


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Creating Lessons:

Foundations...

The Secret Ingredients (pdf)

Bloom's Taxonomy (pdf)

Howard Gardner (pdf)

Lesson Templates

HotChalk: lesson template

Another lesson template from Lesson Page.com. (word doc)

Lesson Plans 4 Teachers.com

Teacher Tools

K6 Educators

How about a list of strategies to teach History?

SCORE strategies: Upper elementary to Middle School

More SCORE strategies: Middle School to High School

Reading and Writing strategies

More Reading strategies

Rubrics for Assessments

SCORE rubrics

RubiStar: Create your own rubric

Gil's History essay rubric.doc

In conclusion...Secrets of Great History Teachers

 

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Classroom Management Websites
 

Education World:Classroom Management 101

Pacificnet.net: Getting ready for School (tips from experienced teachers)

Teacher Vision (Drake University): all kinds of support for teachers

Goal Setting for Kids and Teachers

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                                                                 Multi-Media sites
 

Virtual Tours
Oops.bizland
Panoramic Tours
Rome
Oregon Trail: Virtual tour
360 degree tour of Ellis Island
 
Use of Audio online:
Slave Narratives
History.com
Scholastic Ellis Island: Virtual Tour
Speaking Arabic language
 
Use of Music online:
Japan instruments
African instruments
History music
 
Use of Videos online
National Geographic Videos
History.com
 
Art and Pictures
Picturing America

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Tools for creating Websites & PowerPoints

 

Teacherweb.com An easy to use template to create your
own website.  Try it...you will be surprised!

 

Get ready made Powerpoints that you can download and edit: slideshare.net
You can also use this site to upload PowerPoints you have created.

 

PowerPoint for Jeopardy and other games:Schools.net

 

Below are websites to help create and design your website and powerpoints...

 


History Clipart

History Images: http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

Mr. Donn's site: http://www.mrdonn.org/clipart.html



School clipart

http://www.pics4learning.com

http://classroomclipart.com


Animations

Best Animations.com

Millanimations

Animation Library


General Use

Animal Clipart

Clipart Universe

 

Fonts

Flaming Text.com

 

Lines, Bars, Separators

Icon Bazaar
Ender Design
 

Sound files

Sound Effects

 

Find Sounds

Partners in Rhyme

A1 Sounds

Junglewalk.com

 

Tunes / Movie / TV sounds


Home.swipenet

MovieSounds.com

MovieWavs.com

WaveCentral.com

Planet TV Tunes


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