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Joseph Phelan

NEH launches Created Equal: The Long Civil Rights Struggle - 4 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 18 Sep 13 no follow-up yet
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    Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), was launched today to provide free access to documentary films highlighting some of the most dramatic events in recent American history.

    As America marks the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington in 2013, NEH is introducing a website making four outstanding NEH-supported documentaries about the civil rights movement available for use in communities and schools across the nation.

    http://createdequal.neh.gov/
Joseph Phelan

EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Teaching Resources - 8 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 03 Feb 13 no follow-up yet
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    A major goal for many teachers is integrating African American literature and history across the curriculum and throughout the year. However, finding the time to pull together the best resources to do this is not easy

    This week, in honor of Black History Month, we offer several suggestions for teachers looking to incorporate the best open-source, i.e. free, digital humanities resources on African American history and literature into their classrooms while meeting the demands of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

    The Big Picture

    A major goal for many teachers is integrating African American literature and history across the curriculum and throughout the year. However, finding the time to pull together the best resources to do this is not easy.

    According to Achieve the Core, the Common Core's English Language Arts Standards will shift the learning emphasis to frequent student engagement with reading complex informational texts and their academic vocabulary. What this means in practice is supplementing the textbook(s) with an array of digital books, articles, and websites.

    Here are some suggestions from EDSITEment that will help you solve the complex text and vocabulary challenge:

    * Invite David Walker, Henry "Box" Brown, Harriet Jacobs and six other African American entrepreneurs who lived during the era of slavery into your classroom. Crafting Freedom provides easy to use lesson plans, videos, PDF slide shows, teachers' tools, and student handouts.
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/edsitements-guide-black-history-month-teaching-resources#01

    * Bring Frederick Douglass and the other Abolitionists into class with short videos from the recent PBS film. Follow up with either our unit on Douglass's 1845 Autobiography or our interactive version of his greatest speech What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/edsitements-guide-black-history-month-teaching-resources#03

    * Have students carefully observe and analyze Augustus Saint-Gaudens monumental Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial as a prelude to discussing the impact that African American soldiers, particularly of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, had on the Civil War.
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/massachusetts-54th-regiment-honoring-heroes

    * Have students explore segregation from the end of the Civil War to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement with a lesson on the controversial film Birth of a Nation and the protests that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organized against it. Or focus on the NACCP's lobbying efforts on behalf of anti-lynching legislation in the 1920s and 1930s.
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/birth-nation-naacp-and-balancing-rights
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/curriculum-unit/naacps-anti-lynching-campaigns-quest-social-justice-interwar-years

    * Use the poetry of Langston Hughes to examine the concept of "voice" in poetry. Through journal entries, class discussion, analysis, and expository and creative writing, students explore what qualities have made Hughes's work a favorite of so many people.
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/poets-voice-langston-hughes-and-you

    * Introduce students to the Protest Music of the Civil Rights Era as a lead-in to a lesson on how Freedom Riders used songs as a motivational force in their struggle for equal rights.
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/freedom-rides-and-role-popular-music-civil-rights-movement

    And don't forget: EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources, a comprehensive collection of NEH-supported and vetted websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons arranged roughly by historical period. These resources bridge the gap between expanding academic scholarship of the black experience and the need for this history to be more widely taught at the K-12 level.

    http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/edsitements-guide-black-history-month-teaching-resources
Joseph Phelan

War of 1812 - 13 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 06 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Joseph Phelan

U.S. State and Territory Encyclopedias - 9 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 06 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Jeremy Greene

Resources for History Teachers - 44 views

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Joseph Phelan

All APUSH teachers :Are You Ready for the Fall? - 15 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 23 Jul 11 no follow-up yet
Joseph Phelan

Lincoln at the Crossroads - 15 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 22 Jun 11 no follow-up yet
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    http://constitutioncenter.org/lincoln/

    Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in June 2005.
    The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln's leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves, before learning the actual outcome. At the end of the game, players discover how frequently they predicted Lincoln's actions. A Resources Page keyed to each chapter provides links to relevant Websites on Lincoln and the Civil War, permitting students to explore issues in more depth
Joseph Phelan

Mission US - 8 views

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Joseph Phelan

Birth of an American Empire - 16 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 16 Mar 11 no follow-up yet
Joseph Phelan

Prince of Slaves - 7 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 08 Mar 11 no follow-up yet
Joseph Phelan

Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech - 11 views

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started by Joseph Phelan on 06 Mar 11 no follow-up yet
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