Record of the 1825 bill in the Virginia legislature to abolish slavery
W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and Booker T. Washington try to persuade Ida Wells, Langston Hughes, Zora Hurston, Jessie Fauset, Claude McKay, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Bessie Smith to follow their particular path to equality. Roundtable simulation involves persuasion and questioning. Rubric Included
This book is a contrarian's feast; describing a bundle of reform efforts and educational initiatives in such as way as to provide the reader with the essential idea behind the initiative, as well as its likely us and misuse. Read the introduction and itemized list of players in education which describes how each individual has little substantive understanding of education
Powerpoint presentation to accompany PD critical thinking workshop.
Four column chart that has five sub-questions under each; 1) Pose Real Questions, 2) Find Resources, 3) Interpret Information and 4) Report Findings. It would be worthwhile to have four individual "do now" type exercises or half-class lessons in which students run through these questions on their own and report back in a whole class discussion. Exit ticket question - "Why is it important to question ourselves like this?"
Indexed resources on all aspects of how we change what others think, believe, feel and do. Organized under headings such as Disciplines, Techniques, and Explanations, this site is organized like a glossary with quick descriptions and links to others. Perhaps skimming through these will help lesson-writer's block or the development of critical thinking exercises.
Toulmin uses claims, warrants and grounds to frame an argument, much like the national writing project uses to teach writing. ti may be helpful to have a working knowledge of these terms when reading about critical thinking because many programs designed to teach students use this model
The single best one-volume history of the Civil War is James McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom. This pages include snippets and quotes from the entire book. Put the book on your "to-read" list over the summer and use this page to prepare yourself for teaching right now. If you have read the book before, skim through this as you prepare to teach that sectionalism unit.
It is more than difficult to target assessment strategies that measure creativity in project/problem based learning. THis half-hour video touches on some solutions - though listen closely to make sure you are getting authentic advice, rather than just edu-verbage. BIE National Faculty members Andrew Miller and Myla Lee discuss assessing Creativity and Innovation during projects.
Although the metric system is often overlooked legacy of the French Revolution, other elements of the engineering necessary to entirely remake society did not survive - like the tenth month calendar. The base-ten remake of society went beyond measurement and calendars an included time itself. The reality of the French Revolution can be seen in these decimal watches
A growing collection of stories about the WW1 home front that show how the war affected the people and places of the UK and Ireland. On radio, TV and online, launching in February 2014, with over 1,000 stories planned for release by the end of the year, and hundreds more by the end of 2018. The BBC has partnered with Imperial War Museums and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
This treasure trove brings history to its audience at such a granular level of detail, you can't but feel like you've experiencing living with these people during the Great War yourself. These are hundreds of stories from BBC radio stations that show the wartime experience across Britain. They are organized by location. Easy enough to have students explore and become historians themselves. Throw a lecture or two out of the scope and sequence and have students wade into these stories and coach them through building their own understandings.
Connected with Google Maps, the Panaramio Project has thousands upon thousands of photographs tagged by location. This is the "Cool Places" section of the site - just click through the collection, place after place; satellite images of places with hundreds of photographs embedded in the map.,
A necessary foundation for anyone embedding Critical Thinking in their curriculum.
From Richard Paul and Linda Elder - Standards, Principles, Performance Indicators and Outcomes with a Rubric.
Mr Maher's Public Lists (14)
- 5th Grade Unit 1 - Three Worlds Meet
- 5th Grade Unit 2 - Colonization and Settlement
- 5th Grade Unit 3 - American Revolution
- 5th Grade Unit 4 - The New Nation
- 5th Grade Unit 5 - Expansion, Reform, Manifest Destiny
- 5th Grade Unit 6 - Civil War and Reconstruction
- CHS K-4 Social Studies Revision
- CHS Social Studies Final Exam Preparation
- Critical Thinking
- Curriculum Writing & Development
- Social Studies SGO Standards
- USI - Unit 1 Lessons
- Wikipedia in K-12 Social Studies