Literature is an excellent way to help teach the events leading to and during the Civil War to elementary students. When selecting a piece of literature, always check for its historical accuracy and that it does not contain misconceptions, oversimplifications or stereotyping.
The following list is divided by subject according to the aspect of the war being introduced to the students. --> read more »
Teachers need to understand the "big ideas" connected with the teaching of colonial history in their state then teach it interactively. I used "Storypath" and "History Alive" to bring this curriculum alive with my students. It created a passion, transfer of knowledge and understanding for the time period.
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This NCSS Social Studies Performance-Based Assessment Clearinghouse has been created to provide --> read more »
--Jason L. O’Brien and Wolfram Verlaan
Literature provides an ideal vehicle for guiding students beyond conventional accounts for a more profound exploration of Spanish influence in the Americas.
--Jana Kirchner and Carla Judd
The Pullout of the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of SSYL comprised two History Mystery Lessons: The first was about Powhatan culture, and included a clue sheet about life in a Native American village.
--Pat Watson --> read more »
Each state has a statue of one of its notable citizens displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Learn about this collection, read your state hero's biography, and/or propose a new hero!
--Andrea S. Libresco, Jeannette Balantic, and Jonie C. Kipling
To deepen students' thinking about immigration, the authors designed a gallery walk activity and an oral history interview that build upon the reading of children's literature.