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

-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).

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.

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.

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

Using Historic Maps to Develop Geographic Awareness

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