Social Studies and the Young Learner
This pullout details the planning, teaching, and assessing of oral history projects in grades K-3 and grades 4-6. Includes ten steps on how students can conduct an interview, and explains why such projects are so valuable and memorable.
--Loraine Moses Stewart
An overview of a historic Supreme Court case in narrative, A through Z format. "L" is for Linda Brown, "N" is for NAACP, and "Z" is for zebra crossing.
--Hillary Landorf and Ethan Lowenstein
Have the authors of trade books and textbooks brushed over essential aspects of Rosa Parks and her story? She had a long background of service and commitment to promoting the rights of African-Americans. She was not an "anonymous" seamstress, as sometimes portrayed.
by Josephine Barry Davis
Students and teachers construct a timeline of U.S. history, on which they insert entries for events in the lives of students' families.
by Andrew McClary
Do students enjoy making a propeller toy by hand? What is the advantage of using a mass-produced propeller toy?
by Ronald V. Evans
Third grade students in Hope, Indiana, spend a day in a brick, one-room schoolhouse where they learn about life 100+ years ago.
Nancy L. Gallenstein
This humorous short story assists students in memorizing the original 13 states of the Union in 1776.
Judith R. Marrou
Like the United States, a quilt could be described by the words "e pluribus unum" -- out of the many, one.
Ava L. McCall
The textile arts are a valuable means by which students learn about the history of specific Native American nations.
Cheryl L. Mason and Alice Carter
An online archive, "Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities during the American Civil War", provides primary sources for elementary students.