4-8 Social Studies

"Okay, Stop" Activity

Dr. Dawn McCormack demonstrates the ideas of order (Maat) and disorder (Isfet) impact the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. Explaining how the words and drawings in tombs were constructed and why some stories wind up on sacred temples, Dr. McCormack even tells how the aspect of personalities translates between kings.

Lecture on the history of Confucianism and its role in Chinese culture and government.

A discussion on how to use historical empathy; applying it to different events that occurred in the past to better understand why certain actions were taken.

A discussion on what to expect when visiting an archive, and ideas for what activities your class may do.

Kira Duke shows teachers how to make history more interactive by viewing past images through a historical lens. Utilizing photos and worksheets developed by the Library of Congress teachers build critical thinking skills in their students that carry beyond the History classroom.

Lecture of the role that women had during the Progressive Era and Nineteenth Amendment.

Synthesizing for Argument: Using Graphic Organizers

The Whole (Sojourner) Truth: Historical Memory in the Classroom

Tennessee's Reconstruction Years

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