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Elliot Borg

Timelines.com: Discover, Record and Share History with Timelines - 1 views

    • Elliot Borg
       
      This site does not rely on any specific sources, but rather affirms the chronology of historical events.
    • Elliot Borg
       
      I would use this source as a way to determine the most important events to discuss throughout a unit.
    • Elliot Borg
       
      Some teachers might ask students to create timelines, and this site would be helpful in assessing their accuracy. Otherwise it would be useful for teachers in developing their units.
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    This site is a great supplement for planning lessons. The scope and sequence vary, and the depth is minimal for a classroom setting, but it can help immensely in determining what content to include in the preliminary unit planning stages.
Elliot Borg

Street Law - 0 views

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    This site provides teachers with lesson plans and other resources for teaching about the supreme court and other facets of law.
James Leslie

Social Studies - 4 views

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    Just another site where teachers can share their lessons with one another.
Lindsay Andreas

Constitutional Convention - 0 views

  • How did the delegates to the Convention resolve their differences of opinion through compromise?
    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      This is an excellent essential question for an entire unit because you can tie this directly back to prior lessons on the Continental Congress.

  • Assess the foundations and principles that led to the development of the Constitution.
    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      This is for Utah, but I would assume a similar objective/standard would be covered in DCPS.
  • A biographical list of our founding fathers.
    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      The National Constitution Center has an excellent biographical list of all of those that attended the convention, you can search by interactive map. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were not at the Constitutional Convention, as they were serving as ambassadors in Europe.
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  • This lesson should be taught after the Articles of Confederation are taught. Students should have a knowledge of what the Articles of Confederation were and why they failed to work.
    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      This is a time when chronological teaching is most helpful because the Article of Confederations is the entire basis for the Constitution and that connection should be a main emphasis. The movie 1776 is an excellent way to teach the Articles because it is a musical, which helps the students remember the people, which can be confusing. It is also a way to incorporate multiple intelligences.
  • Make sure to arrange groups so that struggling students will be included into stronger groups. If a large number of these students are present, the entire activity can be done in a group discussion format.
    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      Since we had our whole discussion about differentiation recently, I thought it was helpful that the lesson planners added a separate section for this.
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    I will be teaching the Era of the Constitution this upcoming Wednesday. When I was in US history in high school we did a cool simulation where we played the roles of the convention's members and I thought this was a pretty good lesson plan for doing such an activity.
Lindsay Andreas

EconEdLink | Current Events - 2 views

  • EconEdLink provides access to the latest economics news and information. Come here to learn more about what's happening in the world of economics and access related lesson
    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      I really like this part of the website because it keeps track of current events in economics and gives you related lessons. My understanding is that economic education works best when you give the kids real-life examples. My teacher likes to bring up the healthcare package a lot and it works because the students know that this is a big issue and it puts context to things.
  • A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students
    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      NCEE (National Council on Economic Education) likes to use real life context in their lesson plans. There are simulations, group decision/problem solving solving, etc. They believe in the education principle of learn by doing (Dewey) and I think economics needs real world context even more so than other subjects.
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    I second this - this is a great resource for incorporating economics into the lesson plans-I really dig a lesson plan here on voter turn-out.
Alan Edwards

Dave's ESL Cafe - 0 views

    • Alan Edwards
       
      Dave's ESL cafe is a site that is maintained by Dave Sperling. I cannot find any information about the man and his affiliations on the website, but he does have contact info.
    • Alan Edwards
       
      Dave collects and posts lesson plans, strategies, and assessments for teaching English language learners. Dave appears to have exclusive control on what gets posted, and there are a lot of helpful ideas from educators around the world.
    • Alan Edwards
       
      I think this site is a great resource for teachers with ELL students. It maintains a large selection of works collected from educators. Many of the lesson aim at creating a more active and fun classroom. Also, if the forum was up and running it would also be a great place for teachers to help one another with their teaching dilemmas.
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    Dave's ESL Cafe includes a wide selection of strategies, lesson plans, and tools for teaching English language learners. There is a section for teachers as well as a section for students themselves.
Erin Power

Landmark Supreme Court Cases - HOME - 0 views

    • Debbie Moore
       
      This site is useful in helping students understand how a case proceeds through the court system as well as learning specific information of landmark cases. Activities such as role play and moot court are engaging and provide students with an opportunity to gain a new perspecitve about issues.
  • This site was developed to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case.
  • The general teaching strategies include moot court, political cartoon analysis, continuum exercises, and Web site evaluation.
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    This site was designed to provide resources for teaching landmark supreme court cases. It is orgnanized by cases or concepts. One can also find a variety of applicable activities for the classroom.
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    This website highlights landmark Supreme Court cases and includes short activities that can be used by teachers to help their students understand them.
Debbie Moore

The New York Times Learning Network - 1 views

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    "The Learning Center" is a website developed and sponsored by The New York Times. The site has links for teacher, students and parents and is designed for grades 3-12 . The link for teachers has many tools for classroom use such as lesson plans, conversation starters, daily news quiz, workd of the day, and discussion topics.
Lindsay Andreas

Teacher's Guide to Modern Geography - 1 views

    • Lindsay Andreas
       
      The Sample Materials are good starting points but I would not use them on their own, needs expansion.
      Specifically, the Malaria one is not very good.
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    This is the teacher's section of the AAG (Association of American Geography). It is a professional society, located in D.C. (would be a good organization to tap into for DCPS teachers, guest speakers?). The free sample lessons available for download on the bottom are best because they offer cross-curricular lessons, great for team teaching and connecting to all standards not just social sciences.
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