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Vicki Davis

File:Minard.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 2 views

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    Charles Minard's compelling infographic from the 1800's depicts Napolean's march and shows the number of men he had, the path they took, and the temperature on the return route in a powerful way. This is an example of infographics and how they can tell a story. If you're a history teacher you'll want to use this graphic and perhaps challenge your students to use an infographics tool to tell a story of a historical event.
Vicki Davis

Home/IWitness:Video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses - 0 views

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    Students across the country have already started working on their IWitness Challenge project sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, but there's still time for youngsters in your community to enter this free online program geared to all secondary-school students.
    The deadline to enter the Challenge is Dec. 2, 2013. The winning student, along with their teacher and a family member will be brought to Los Angeles to showcase their work as part of the 20th anniversary activities for the Shoah Foundation, which was founded by director Steven Spielberg in 1994 after making "Schindler's List."
    Tthe IWitness Challenge (iwitness.usc.edu) connects students with the past in a very personal way that spurs them to take action to improve the future.
    With access to many of the Shoah Foundation's 52,000 testimonies of survivors, liberators and rescuers, students experience history in a way that hits home. Instead of reading facts from textbooks, students feel the emotions and build relationships with those who lived through seemingly impossible situations.
    But students do more than watch the testimony. The IWitness Challenge compels them to think, to make smart choices and to create their own project and video from what they've learned. By encouraging teachers and students to create their own lesson plans, IWitness allows them to expand on practically any subject they wish to pursue. From civics, government and history to poetry, art and ethics, educators can tailor lessons appropriate for their classrooms.
    And by using the embedded editor, participants not only learn valuable searching and editing skills, but also how to make ethical editing decisions that ensure their finished assignments are a fair and accurate reflection of what they've seen. All work is kept safe inside the IWitness site and not accessible to the public.
    Using IWitness is free, but teachers or homeschool parents must register at iwitness.usc.edu.
Vicki Davis

Zidbits - Learn something new every day! - 11 views

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    Cool little "tidbits" of knowledge. If you like to have neat "hooks" before your lessons each day, zidbits might have some cool things for you. "What is the hardest language to learn?" "What is the most lethal poison?" These are just a few of the cool little facts. They have history, science, health, and news featured on this site. Enjoy.
Vicki Davis

Greece Timeline | TIME For Kids - 2 views

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    Time magazine has some fascinating timelines like this one for Greece.
Vicki Davis

QR Codes in Elementary School - LiveBinder - 8 views

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    A very useful livebinder by some teachers on QR codes in the elementary school with information and guides. I've found this is pretty updated even though the first page has a description from 2010. Very useful if you want to use them in your classroom or library at the elementary level.
Vicki Davis

International Day of Peace - 4 views

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    Lesson plans for the International Day of Peace on September 21st.
Fred Delventhal

History by Era | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - 8 views

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    "History by Era" is the Institute's innovative new approach to our shared national history. At its core it is a collection of fifty individual introductions written by some of the most distinguished scholars of our day. It thus speaks to the reader not in one voice, but in fifty different, unique voices as each of these scholars interprets the developments, movements, events, and ideas of a particular era.

    Each Era follows the same template so that readers can move easily from one to another. An introduction to the time period is followed by essays by leading scholars; primary sources with images, transcripts, and a historical introduction; multimedia presentations by historians and master teachers; interactive presentations; and lesson plans and other classroom resources. Read an Introduction to History by Era from our senior editor, Carol Berkin, for more detailed information.
Kathy Benson

The Children's University of Manchester - 7 views

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    Lots of resources to use with Elementary age students.
Vicki Davis

World War 1 Lesson plans - 4 views

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    June 28 is the anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1. As you discuss this topic, here are some activitiesa and lessons to help you. There are some "causes" activities to introduce World War 1 that may interest some social studies teachers.
Vicki Davis

EUCE K-12 Educational Resources - 4 views

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    Here is a set of lesson plans for all grade levels on the European Union. It is created by the EU specifically for those outside the EU to "bring an updated view of the 21st century EU" and should be reviewed as you update your lessons and standards. It has kindergarten all the way up and has standards that are aligned already.
Martin Burrett

VideoJug - Education - 8 views

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    A video sharing website that has a good collection of school subject videos to choose from.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams
Vicki Davis

Search for olympics teaching resources - TES - 0 views

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    If you want to teach about the Olympics, the TES forum out of the UK is where the great content is being uploaded daily. There are two activities of note, one is Olympic Games: Now and then and another is about Greek Ideas and what has been passed down. Many interesting lessons by grade level.
Vicki Davis

In the news this week - Resources - TES - 1 views

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    Topical studies are great. The London Marathon just happened and  marathons are increasing in popularity here in the United states. Here is a video about the marathon, but also lesson plans about the Battle of Marathon, information on training to improve fitness and just what it takes physically to train for a marathon. Health and history lessons here.
Fred Delventhal

History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Home - 5 views

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    "The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work-researching, writing, and publishing-of a historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paints a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history and that is available to scholars, teachers, and the general public in our online database."

    Via http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/04/history-engine-explore-stories-of.html
Vicki Davis

Lesson Plan | What Is Modern Slavery? Investigating Human Trafficking - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    Lesson plan to help you cover human slavery. This is hard topic but you cannot blame those who did nothing about slavery in the Civil War if you turn a blind eye to the unpleasantries of our world. This is from the New York Times and I am going to use it with my 9th graders on Monday.
Vicki Davis

Animoto - Flat Classroom Project: Perspective Detectives - 8 views

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    This pitch for the project Perspective Detectives by Cynthia Sandler, one of our current class of Flat Classroom certified teachers completely left me awe struck and excited. Wow! What do you think? What a history project!
Suzie Nestico

Education Week: District Leaders Get Dose of Teaching Common Core - 8 views

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    Focus on close reading in Common Core.  Many fear teachers are not prepared for this dramatic a shift where the textbook is the first, sole focus.  
Vicki Davis

100 Years in 10 Minutes (1911 - 2011 in 10 Minutes) - YouTube - 14 views

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    Dare we do such a thing? 100 years in 10 minutes. Yes. It is on YouTube. This video is going viral. If you had to compile your last 20 years in 2 minutes or your 80 year life span in 8 - what would make it? This is one to watch and share.
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