HS Social Studies

"Okay, Stop" Activity

Choosing the Secret City: The Creation and Importance of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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.

-Understand the meaning of counterculture, as well as the historical origins, context, and significance of the 1960s counterculture.
-Identify the express motivations of some of its major figures.
-Brainstorm ways to introduce these controversial concepts to high school students (AP, dual enrollment, IB).

Strategies for Teaching Excerpted Text

Synthesizing for Argument: Using Graphic Organizers

Dr. Stacey Graham breaks down the basics for History lessons in the classroom, from defining an excerpt easily for students, to navigating historical maps. Examining 2 excerpts about "The Starving Time" (Jamestown's difficult winter) both for an 4th grade class and another for 8th grade, Dr. Graham showcases the Old English barriers students may encounter and how teachers can guide students to understanding.

The Soldier's Experience / Tennessee Maneuvers

Dr. Lynn Nelson walks teachers through the history of Franklin, TN, the decisions, philosophical debates, the difference between property and land, and the settlers' mentality of where Government Power originates.

Tennessee's Reconstruction Years

Using Historic Maps to Develop Geographic Awareness

The Soldier's Experience / Tennessee Maneuvers

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