Teaching with Primary Sources - Teaching History Today: Content and Strategies for World and U.S. History

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.

-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).

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

Strategies for Teaching Excerpted Text

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.

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.

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

Tennessee's Reconstruction Years

Using Historic Maps to Develop Geographic Awareness

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