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Jonathon Gordon

Smithsonian Teaching Sources - 2 views

  • Artifacts —the objects we make and use—give history its tangible form. They can be as important and useful as primary sources as are correspondence, pieces of legislation, and other documents. Studied together, artifacts and documents help students understand the complexity of any historical question.

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    This site provided by the Smithsonian provides teachers with lessons that help students understand how to use primary sources in historical research. It would be very useful for any upper secondary social studies teacher. 
Jonathon Gordon

The Civil War . In the Classroom | PBS - 1 views

  • s you view portions of the series in your classroom, your students will meet men and women, many no older than they, for whom the war was a very personal experience. They will meet individuals like Elisha Hunt Rhodes and Sam Watkins who were just ordinary young men thrust into extraordinary circumstances that changed their lives forever. They will als
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      Allows teachers to use primary sources, videos, and secondary sources to enhance their lesson plans. The "In the Classroom" feature is a great for teachers. 
  • multidisciplinary lesson plans newly created by award-winning educators; and activity ideas from teachers who have been using the video series for years.
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      I would utilize this site by looking at lesson plans provided by the site and working with them to create my own lesson plans to suit the students in my classroom. 
kyleassad

World History for Us All - 0 views

    • kyleassad
       
      I would use this site if I was required to build my own curriculum for the grades which I was teaching.  It provides a comprehensive collection of big, intermediate, and close up views of content and how to segment it in different approaches.  It could be used in whole or as a supplement to the provided curriculum from a school district.
    • kyleassad
       
      This site does not immediately provide the sources it uses.  However, when accessing the "Foundations of this Curriculum" link at the top, it leads to the manner in which the curriculum was developed, it's background, and the way in which it continues to be developed.
    • kyleassad
       
      This site has very strong credibility.  It lists all the project officers, teachers, consultants, etc. that are contributing to the content of the website.  They show the updated material as it becomes available, and allows for evaluations to be offered.  It also has a comments page, which is admittedly very positive.  It also has a links page that links to sources, affiliates, and other useful sites.

      I think that give the standards provided by UC Berkeley, this site is a very credible option for new social studies teachers looking for help with lesson plans and organization of curriculum.
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    A resource for World History curriculum created by the San Diego State University and National Center for History in the Schools.  It is a through and evolving website for teachers.
Jonathon Gordon

PBS Teachers | Resources For The Classroom - 1 views

    • David Loudon
       
      You can select different time periods/themes to search through. The four most prominent sections are Civics, World History, U.S. History and Cultural Studies.
    • David Loudon
       
      The problem with this site is that the links they provide are not often scholarly, and as such aren't as reliable as other sources may be.
  • Source: NOVA Article/Essay

    Discover the story of how Dale Larson saved 29 schoolchildren during a 1928 tornado in Thurston County, Nebraska. Imagine how the events of that tornado would have been different with the current advances in severe weather warning systems. Details »

    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      Searching on this site is extremely easy. By using tags similar to DIIGO, teachers can search for exact lessons or ideas to improve lessons. 
  • the.News: Woody Biomass - Nebraska

    Source: PBS NewsHour Resource Set

    Analyze the use of woody biomass as a fuel. Understand the carbon cycle, calculate your carbon footprint and formulate a policy position on using woody biomass to produce energy. Details »

    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      Classroom resources are not limited to just lesson plans, they also include on/offline activities for students; grade level specific in all cases. 
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    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      The sources from this site come from various PBS programs including "American Experience", "PBS Newshour", and "NOVA". 
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      This is a great website for teachers. It is a credible source of information with multiple options for improving lessons plans. 
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    This website is provided by PBS for teachers to use to help with different classroom applications. It offers teachers the ability get classroom resources, start discussion boards with other educators, and professional development tools. 
Jonathon Gordon

Watergate and the Constitution - 2 views

  • a memo to the Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, was written by Jaworski's staff as he was considering whether or not to indict Nixon.
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      The lesson plan gets its direct information from a document that was used in the Nixon hearings
  • This lesson would likely work best after an introductory lesson on Watergate.
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      Important that the writer of this lesson suggests that students will need prior knowledge on Watergate
  • The lesson is centered around a primary document from the Watergate scandal, and requires students to read the Constitution.
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      The lesson uses primary source documents which help students learn to read with a historical eye. 
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  • Historical background is detailed and accurate. The document is from The National Archives.
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      All historical documents come from the National Archive making them historically accurate 
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    The lesson is clearly presented and is easily adapted to emphasize either History or Civic standards.
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      This website is very useful for social studies teachers, especially those teaching history, because it helps teachers design valuable lesson plans with accurate information. 
  • One of the suggested activities asks students to identify the specific role each branch of government played in the Watergate affair. Another activity asks students to apply specific sections of the Constitution and determine the role particular constitutional powers and rights played in the Watergate affair.
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    This site provides history teachers with information for helping with their classes. This part of the site includes lesson plans with this one specifically on "Watergate and the Constitution." 
Laura Wood

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - 4 views

    • Laura Wood
       
      Okay so there isn't quite as much information on this site as I was hoping there would be.
      You CAN search by time period within the United States History.
      So if you're working through a US History text, this might be a great one stop shop to hit up and see what sorts of primary documents are available in a wealth of federal sites.

      For example, 1607-1763 has links to colonial documents from: the National Park Service; the Smithsonian; the National Endowment for the Humanities; History Matters; the National Archives, etc

      You can also search by US History topics (Government, Famous People, Wars, or Ethnic Groups . . . hmmm)
      or by World Studies.

      Each of these branch out into more subtopics. It's worth checking out.
  • Image showing representation of animations
    • Laura Wood
       
      Haha. My new web browser hates Diigo. This is supposed to say "Animations"
      So the animations page is super science heavy. They do have a couple of links to global warming and environmental issues and a link to a Napolean Game where you can wage wars and see how well you do at Waterloo . . .
  • Image showing representation of primary documents
    • Laura Wood
       
      There are 135 Primary documents. I would recommend searching for these in a different way.
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  • Image showing representation of videos
    • Laura Wood
       
      The video section is also worth checking out. 30 links to videos, some are about science but some are clips of Roosevelt or McKinley. Again, US History stuff.
      The only place I've found World History stuff is specifically under the Social Studies, World History links.
  • Subject Map
    • Laura Wood
       
      This lists all of the topics contained on the site in each of the subheadings (Of particular interest: World History, US History, US Time Periods. Check it out!
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    FREE is a website pool of teaching and learning resources from various branches of the federal government.

    From the website:
    "More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.
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    FREE is maintained by Peter Kickbush and Kirk Winters, Office of Communications and Outreach, with support from the Development Services Team in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education."
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    This site is amazing, I was just playing around with it and I am definitely using some of the resources for my unit. :)
Erin Power

Video Gallery - Famous Speeches - The History Channel - 2 views

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    This historychannel website has a great collection of speeches, and sections of speeches that would be great to incorporate in a lesson.
Laura Wood

The New York Times Learning Network - 1 views

    • Laura Wood
       
      So there are usually Daily Lesson Plans but apparently they are revamping the site so these are temporarily on hiatus. However you CAN access the over 2,000 lesson plans (in the "Lesson Plan Archive" below) they have on the site. I did a search for 9-12 grade economics lessons and hit paydirt. I <3 NY Times.
    • Laura Wood
       
      The site says that the "News Snapshot" is for younger kids BUT it might be a great way to gather background information on a picture and gives you all the information to give students contexts about current events.
    • Laura Wood
       
      Wasn't someone saying that their students demanded that this be on the board every day. Well here's a one stop shop to find information about what happened today (historically speaking of course).
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    • Laura Wood
       
      SERIOUSLY!?!?!? The New York TImes makes themed historical crossword puzzles!?!?!

      So many to choose from. I'm not sure how helpful this will actually be to students. It may be neat if they could play it online and google search for answers. Might be a cool way to learn even more information on events we cover in class. It would be important to not just make this busy work (why I had word finds).
    • Laura Wood
       
      Daily headlines with one sentence summaries. Short and Sweet.
      Could be easily followed with "Daily News Quiz" (below).
    • Laura Wood
       
      You can't escape standardized tests.
      The NY Times offers a test question of the day sponsored by Kaplan. They also explain the answers.
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    This site is RAD! Current and Recent Events resource

    From the website:
    "Students can read the day's top stories using Knowledge Tools, take a news quiz about today's world, and play special crossword puzzles. . . .

    Teachers can access a daily lesson plan for grades 6-12, written in partnership with The Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Each lesson plan and the article it references can be printed out for classroom use. Previous lessons are available in the archive and in thematic lesson plan units. . . The site additionally provides teachers with the latest education news from the newspaper. "
Joellen Kriss

Google Earth Lessons - 0 views

    • Joellen Kriss
       
      How to use google earth...so you can most effectively utilize it in a classroom
    • Joellen Kriss
       
      Lessons using google earth for a classroom with enough computers for each student to go along with the teacher and work on their own. It offers historical and geographical lessons.
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    This web site provides lesson plans using the google earth program. The really fantastic thing about google earth, which many of you I'm sure know, is that one has the ability to see what the geography and layout of an area at a different point in history was, Ancient Rome being one example. It's a really fantastic resource, to show or to use together.
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